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Clariant Indonesia achieved milestone in its School Adoption program

Clariant Indonesia meraih pencapaian penting melalui program "Adopsi Sekolah (School Adoption)&...

  • "Clariant SchooI Adoption" program benefited dozens of teachers and hundreds of students in Indonesia Tangerang area within six months
  • Clariant reinforces its full commitment to sustainable development of the community
Singapore, January 9, 2015 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, has achieved another milestone in community development through its latest corporate citizenship program- "Clariant School Adoption" at Tangerang, Indonesia. In partnership with the Putera Sampoerna Foundation, the "Clariant School Adoption" program was kicked off in June 2014 focusing on further enhancing the teachers' professionalism and supporting them in educating students for a better future through intensive classroom and on-the-job training.

A total of 25 teachers from schools in the local community joined this 6-month training program. Three separate workshops were organized since August, aimed at giving the teachers new paradigm in teaching and classroom management. In addition, they also enroled in two dedicated coaching and mentoring sessions to make sure that they fully understand and are able to implement the materials instructed at the workshops. It is estimated that more than 700 students will be benefited from this teacher training program.

"I am glad to see that we have teamed up successfully with the Putera Sampoerna Foundation again to pull off this wonderful educational program. It fully corresponds with Clariant's philosophy on sustainability and to grow hand-in-hand with our local community - the community in which our Tangerang site has been established for so many years," says Hans Herrel, Clariant's Country Head in Indonesia.

The appraisal report on the "Clariant School Adoption" program shows that teachers who enroled in the program demonstrated progress in all aspects of teaching, as suggested by assessments and class observations. There was particular improvement on teachers' comprehension of the materials that causes labelling/stereotyping and bullying. Others aspects received positive impact included appreciation, motivation and questioning skills, as well as learning method.

"Taking this opportunity, the Putera Sampoerna Foundation's School Development Outreach team would like to thank PT. Clariant Indonesia for its confidence in choosing Putera Sampoerna Foundation to deliver this educational program. Together, we make a difference to improve the educational level in the local community," says Ari Kunwidodo, Director of Putera Sampoerna Foundation.

With a successful track-record of supporting educational initiatives at Tangerang, Clariant has previuosly sponsored a host of other educational undertakings, including the Clariant Schcolarship Program which has been established since 2007 and has benefited hundreds of school children on various levels.

Globally, Clariant has successfully incorporated sustainability within its business strategy. Besides its own strategic programs, Clariant has committed to external sustainability initiatives such as the Responsible Care Global Charter, the Global Product Strategy, and the United Nations Global Compact. These and other sustainability efforts from Clariant has earned the company inclusion once again in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), one of the most renowned sustainability indices globally in September 2014. The listing puts Clariant among the top 10 percent of leading companies worldwide in the chemical industry over sustainability performance.

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