Our Social Investment
17 goals, 169 targets: The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aim to end pressing global issues such as poverty, inequality, and climate change. Further, the SDGs are meant to protect and nurture the planet and the well-being and prosperity of all people by 2030.
In 2020, MMD decided to focus especially on SDG 3 (Good health and wellbeing), 8 (Decent work and economic growth), 12 (Responsible consumption and production), and 13 (Climate action).
Building on our activities in 2020, we also continued to contribute to various charities and foundations that are closely linked to our SDG selection, our values, and our brands.
At the start of 2021 we announced our partnership with Pact, and the first workstream was to develop a booklet on the revised (2018) DRC mining code and regulations. The aim of this booklet is to ensure that artisanal miners and mining communities understand the revised mining code and regulations, a crucial step in enabling them to exercise their rights and make informed decisions about the legal requirements for engaging in mining. The second workstream contained OHS training and interventions.
Eye Care Foundation
On the 14th of October 2021, we celebrated World Sight Day together with our new CSR-partner Eye Care Foundation. World Sight Day is an annual day of awareness to focus global attention on vision impairment, including blindness. Eye Care Foundation is an international charity organisation founded in Amsterdam and is active in countries in Asia and Africa. Born out of the need to help and establish good and affordable eye care in developing countries, Eye Care Foundation is completely focused on helping those for whom good medical care is inaccessible or unaffordable to prevent and cure avoidable blindness and visual impairment. MMD supported a training project for community health workers in Vietnam at the end of the year. The overall goal of this project is to increase the access to eye care services and contributing to the reduction of avoidable blindness in Vinh Long province.
To exclude conflict minerals in the supply chain
we started our collaboration with Pact. Pact is a nonprofit international development organization founded in 1971 and works in nearly 40 countries to improve the lives of those who are challenged by poverty and marginalization. Pact’s Mines to Markets program, or M2M, uses an integrated, holistic approach to help resource-dependent communities improve their lives. They bring together government, industry and miners to
make artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) formal, safer and more productive.
The tree-planting programs prioritize creating sustainable livelihoods – creating rich futures for children; creating leadership roles for women; creating rich local economies. Besides raising awareness, we are proud to share that with each purchase of one of our green displays, our customers automatically support the growth of the Philips monitors forest as we donate a portion of the profits. Of course, we also aim to raise our employees’ and customers’ awareness
and educate them on the consequences of CO2 emissions. We want to convince consumers to buy environmentally friendly products and encourage everyone to participate in our efforts to make technology more sustainable and make informed choices to reduce carbon emissions, plastic waste and energy consumption.
We aim to raise our employees’ and customers’ awareness and educate them on the consequences of CO2 emissions.
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