disaster resilient homes
Proman Group announces global partnership with Habitat for Humanity International
Wollerau, 5 December 2018 – One of the world’s leading petrochemical producers, Proman, and the leading international housing charity, Habitat for Humanity, have today announced a multi-year partnership that will ensure thousands of people have access to safe, decent and affordable housing as well as support multiple long-term community projects around the world.
In an initial two-year partnership, Proman will be donating US$1.2 million to support a range of home building, disaster resilience and emergency response projects in Trinidad and Tobago, Europe and the United States.
Today’s announcement builds on Proman’s long-term collaboration with Habitat for Humanity in Trinidad and Tobago, who Proman’s local subsidiaries have supported since 2012. Together, Proman Group and Habitat for Humanity will be focusing on delivering the practical support that makes a real and lasting difference to the lives of those most in need.
David Cassidy, Chief Executive of Proman, welcomed the initiative and said: “The partnership with Habitat for Humanity as a whole reaffirms, and strengthens, our deeply held values as a company: to act as long-term partners with all of the communities, and in all of the countries, in which we operate. Investing in the sustainable development of our people, our places and the local economy is not only our responsibility, but a fundamental part of who we are as Proman.”
Throughout the duration of the partnership, which officially launches in January 2019, Proman’s donation will be complemented by ongoing volunteer and fundraising work by Proman employees, focusing initially on the communities most closely tied to Proman’s operations around the world.
“We are very grateful for partners like Proman and their commitment to deliver practical and long-lasting support to local communities in Trinidad & Tobago, Europe and the United States,” said Torre Nelson, area vice president for Europe, Middle East and Africa at Habitat for Humanity. “Together we can help empower families to achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life.”
David Cassidy added, “This is an important initiative, and one that we want every member of our team, across the whole of the Proman family of companies, to be involved in. We all, including myself, have a critical role to play in making this partnership with Habitat for Humanity a success. We will look forward to working together to make a positive impact on the communities in which we operate.”