Siemens launches CSR campaign to support local communities near Bangkok Power Plant
Siemens Thailand launched community service activities as part of its on-going CSR campaign, known as Siemens Caring Hands. This year, Siemens plans to promote education and support landscape improvement for three organizations; the Bang Prong sub-district Health Promoting Hospital, Nilrat Anusorn School and the Child Development Center in Bang Prong sub-district, Samut Prakarn.
Mr. Markus Lorenzini, President and CEO Siemens Limited said “Siemens has operated in Thailand for almost 120 years. We understand community service is necessary for promoting the quality of life and supporting society including education, public health, and natural disaster support. As part of our commitment to social responsibility, we strive to create shared value with local communities in every country in which we operate.”
As part of the Siemens Caring Hands campaign this year, the company provided support to hospital and schools in the Bang Prong sub-district, Samut Prakarn as it is located near a Bangkok Power Plant where Siemens was entrusted from Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) to deliver a turnkey combined cycle power plant at the South Bangkok Replacement Project in the area.
Since the beginning of on-site work, Siemens received a warm welcome and support from local communities. The company, therefore, contributes these services to enhance living conditions of local people:
- To improve the pavement of Bang Prong Sub-district Health Promoting Hospital by resurfacing with concrete to enhance safety and avoid tripping hazards.
- To provide learning tools to Bang Prong Child Development Center
- To renovate Nilrat Anusorn School’s cafeteria to improve conditions and to improve the surface of school’s playground for safety.
Since establishing in Thailand, Siemens has extended help to local communities through actions such as donations, support for quality of life, and environmental sustainability. The previous projects included promoting the agricultural theory of His Majesty Rama IX at Border Patrol Police School, Mangrove forest restoration, and donating books and computers to schools in need.