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Investing in Communities

RHI Magnesita aims to invest in local communities wherever we operate. To maximise the impact of our contributions, we joined the LBG network. The LBG framework is the global standard for measuring, benchmarking and reporting on corporate community investment.

 

We aim to contribute to local communities wherever we operate. As we expand our community programmes, we focus on key themes: education and youth development; tree planting and environmental protection. We aim to build global partnerships and programmes that deliver significant and lasting impact. To measure our community investment, we use the LBG framework, the global standard.

Education and Youth Development

Our first international partnership is with Teach for All, a global network that addresses the lack of education, support and opportunity faced by too many children around the world.

Following a successful pilot project in Austria to teach in urban low-income schools with local partner Teach for Austria, we plan to work with Teach for All to launch projects in Mexico and India. In Austria, we plan to conduct hands-on workshops to encourage girls’ interest in STEM subjects.

We also support STEM education projects across our business:

  • In China, we have launched the Innovation Green Competition with leading universities in Liaoning Province. In its first year, 130 teams of students designed innovative solutions to environmental issues. We aim to roll out the competition across China.
  • In Brazil, our Room for Inclusion programme provides digital education to school children from economically deprived areas near our Brumadoplant. We supported the centre’s construction and continue to fund teaching and other costs.
  • In Austria, our schools programme KiTec (Kids Explore Technology) aims to stimulate children’s curiosity in STEM. Together with our partner, Wissensfabrik, we have trained and equipped 50 teachers from 15 schools and planned to expand the programme.

Tree Planting and Environmental Protection

We support tree-planting and reforestation projects. These natural climate solutions have the potential to help mitigate climate change, support biodiversity and benefit local communities. We are assessing opportunities to further develop our support for tree planting and reforestation.

Volunteering

A growing number of our sites offer employees the chance to volunteer in our community programmes. We will continue to roll out volunteering opportunities across our business.

Find out more about our Community Investment in our Guideline:

Community Investment Guideline