World Cleanup Day 2019 in Collaborating with Our Premium Members
On Saturday, 21 September 2019, members of the Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce including our premium members, Jotun (Thailand) Ltd., Yara (Thailand) and Starboard as an organiser, as well as staff of the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok joined hands with Trash Hero Bangkok to collect trash on World Cleanup Day 2019.
Close to 300 participants were greeted by H.E. Kjersti Rødsmoen, Norway’s Ambassador to Thailand who actively participated in the garbage collection in Samut Prakarn’s Bang Plee district.
This was Trash Hero Bangkok’s biggest-ever event in Samut Prakarn province, and the Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce is happy to take on a more prominent role in Thailand’s foreign business community in order to support actions today for a clean and green Bangkok tomorrow.
Jotun is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of decorative paints, and marine, protective and powder coatings. The Group has 65 companies and 39 production facilities around the world, and 10,007 employees. Jotun is represented in more than 100 countries through its own subsidiaries, joint ventures, agents, branch offices and distributors. The Jotun Group is organised into four segments and seven geographical regions and has its head office in Sandefjord, Norway.
Svein Rasmussen founded starboard in 1994. It all came from the vision of bringing innovation, quality and inspiration to the world of wind and water. Together with riders and partners around the world, Starboard and Tiki strive to be the best in the world. And today is the World’s leading Windsurfing and Paddleboarding brand, based in Thailand. Innovation is what drives us at Starboard, coupled with the idea that limits are often in our minds. No matter the context, the Starboard team will double down and keep designing equipment they believe can lead to an exciting future, challenge today’s status quo and bring forward innovation.
Yara grows knowledge to responsibly feed the world and protect the planet. Supporting our vision of a world without hunger and a planet respected, Yara pursue a strategy of sustainable value growth, promoting climate-friendly crop nutrition and zero-emission energy solutions. Yara’s ambition is focused on growing a climate-positive food future that creates value for customers, shareholders and society at large and delivers a more sustainable food value chain. To achieve our ambition, Yara has taken the lead in developing digital farming tools for precision farming and working closely with partners throughout the food value chain to improve the efficiency and sustainability of food production. Through their focus on clean ammonia production, Yara aims to enable the hydrogen economy, driving a green transition of shipping, fertiliser production and other energy-intensive industries.
About Trash Hero Bangkok
Trash Hero is a global volunteer movement, led, supported and governed by Trash Hero World. At its heart is a growing grassroots network of chapters: unincorporated, community-based organisations, that run our programmes. Each is affiliated with Trash Hero World and their national Trash Hero organisation if one exists. Currently, the network extends to 17 countries around the world: Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Czech Republic, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Switzerland, Poland, Holland, Georgia, Germany, USA, Australia, and Japan. In countries with a significant number of chapters, we have begun registering country-level organisations, in order to facilitate programme coordination and represent local voices both on the national stage and within the movement.
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