Honeywell Safe Drinking Classroom, the first Trickle Flow Project jointly constructed by Honeywell and the China Environmental Protection Foundation, was officially opened recently. Honeywell Safe Drinking Classroom is part of the Trickle Flow Project launched by the China Environmental Protection Foundation last year, funded by the Honeywell Home Building Project. The project chooses rural primary and secondary schools as the subsidized objects, customizes and installs safe drinking water equipment and supporting facilities according to local water sources and water quality conditions, and sets up special safe drinking water classrooms to provide teachers and students with safe hot and cold direct drinking water, and carries out relevant popular education activities on safe drinking water and water conservation. Honeywell Safe Drinking Water Classroom, the first Trickle Flow Program to be launched, is located in five rural schools in the central and western regions of Shaanxi, Sichuan, Hunan, Ningxia and Jiangxi. It has solved the problem of safe drinking water for thousands of teachers and students.
As one of Fortune's top 100 diversified, high-tech multinational companies, why does Honeywell pay attention to China's water security issues? How does Honeywell practice corporate social responsibility in China? On related issues, the reporter interviewed Lu Rong, vice president of corporate communications in Honeywell Asia's high-growth region.
Practicing public welfare with scientific and technological strength
The trickle plan aims to provide safer and more adequate drinking water for children in rural areas. Right in the back row is Lu Rong.
Providing safe and adequate drinking water for children in rural areas is at the heart of the Trickle Flow Project, and Honeywell has long been committed to creating a cleaner, safer and more sustainable environment in which water and air are the focus of its attention in China. "Drinking water has always been a problem in China, especially in rural areas." Lu Rong, vice president of corporate communications at Honeywell Asia's high-growth region, said, "There is a great shortage of water in some areas of China, and there is no shortage of water in some places, but the quality of water is very worrying. There are many problems in turbidity, hardness, microorganisms and so on, which will directly affect the growth and development of children and affect their children. The future. Honeywell has been using his technology to solve water and air problems, so the project fits well with our goals. I think trickle flow project is a very meaningful thing, not only for the health of rural school teachers and students, but also can form a certain demonstration effect, mobilize more social forces to participate in.
According to the data released by the Ministry of Water Conservancy in 2015, 11% of the water quality of the reservoir water source areas is not up to the standard, 70% of the water quality of the lake water source areas is not up to the standard, and 60% of the water quality of the groundwater source areas is not up to the standard. Primary and secondary school students are in the growth period. Safe drinking water is directly related to children's lifelong health. Relevant investigations show that there are about tens of thousands of schools and tens of millions of teachers and students directly affected by the shortage of clean drinking water, and the situation of safe drinking water is not optimistic.
In addition, inadequate drinking water and bad drinking habits will directly affect the healthy development of adolescents. "Under the guidance of the China Environmental Protection Foundation, Honeywell's staff volunteers will also actively organize and participate in local schools and communities to promote safe drinking water knowledge and education activities in the future." According to Lu Rong, Honeywell set up the first "water treatment and monitoring" laboratory in China, mainly studying the application of water quality analysis, water treatment technology and water quality sensing technology. In addition to funding the installation of water purification facilities in these rural schools, Honeywell will follow up and support the Trickle Plan for a long time, including the appointment of water quality analysis and treatment experts and the provision of necessary technical support to ensure the long-term safety of drinking water in these schools.
In addition to focusing on water, Honeywell is working with the Global Organization for Children's Safety to launch an indoor air quality education campaign for urban school-age children's families. By the end of 2015, the project has covered more than 4,300 schools in 21 cities and benefited 3 million students.
Integrating China into the homestead construction plan
It is understood that the first five "trickle flow plan - Honeywell safe drinking water classroom" a total investment of $200,000, the cost of equipment, preliminary research, field visits and follow-up five years of maintenance, etc., financed by the "Honeywell Home Construction Plan". As a global and diversified advanced manufacturing enterprise based on science and technology and innovation, Honeywell began to implement the Honeywell Home Building Project, a unique global public welfare project, in 2003. The project is Honeywell's main way of fulfilling CSR in China. It focuses on science and engineering education, family safety and security, and humanitarian relief in China. Among them, promoting the development of science and engineering education and promoting the cultivation of technical engineers is one of the flagship areas of the public welfare project, and Honeywell is the focus of corporate social responsibility in China.
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