We have strong ties to local healthcare initiatives that provide necessary physical, mental, and emotional support to our communities. Our plants work with trusted partners focusing on the issues that significantly impact each community, including elderly care centers, cancer treatment and support, essential supplies for the underprivileged, and programs that encourage healthy living.
Neonatal Care in Alexandria, Egypt
EFC and EBIC regularly donate essential equipment to Alexandria Children’s Hospital, the main paediatric hospital serving Egypt’s North Coast. In 2018, the facilities donated a neonatal artificial ventilator.
OCI Nitrogen is one of the main sponsors of the Kennedy-Mars in Sittard. Kennedy-Mars is an annual 80 kilometer hike that attracts over 2,500 participants with versions held across the Netherlands. The Sittard hike is the oldest Kennedy-Mars event and was established in 1963. The hike fits well with OCI Nitrogen’s Vitality campaign, through which the plant encourages its employees to adopt a healthy lifestyle. In addition to sponsoring the event, several OCI Nitrogen employees participate in the hike each year.
Toon Hermans Huis
OCI Nitrogen supports a local charity called the Toon Hermans Huis, a home where cancer patients receive support and participate in activities. Each year, OCI Nitrogen employees raise funding for the home and for cancer research by participating in the Alpe d’HuZes, an initiative where participants run, hike or cycle the mount Alpe d’Huez in France to raise funding for cancer research.
Walk to End Lupus Now
In 2018, OCI Beaumont employees participated in a 5K walk and fundraiser organized by the Lupus Foundation of America Texas Gulf Coast Chapter. All proceeds from the event were donated to lupus research and awareness programs.