The Bahay Tuluyan Foundation:
SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT FOR ABUSED CHILDREN,
ORPHANS AND STREET CHILDREN
Children are often the losers when emerging countries grow rapidly. If their parents fall on hard times, if they lose their parents or are abused by them. This is also true in the Philippines. Which is why ThomasLloyd sponsors the Bahay Tuluyan Foundation, one of the most ambitious private aid organisations, which works to help orphans and other children who have been abused or are living on the streets of the big cities. It offers them interlocutors they can trust and if necessary a refuge and a place of comfort too. The foundation facilitates regular school attendance or helps young people to look for work and so lays the groundwork for a life in social and physical safety.
AFTER THE 2013 TYPHOON IN THE PHILIPPINES:
THOMASLLOYD PROVIDES FINANCIAL AND DIRECT RECONSTRUCTION AID.
As one of the largest foreign investors in the renewable energy infrastructure in the Philippines, we have a strong sense of affiliation with the people there. The ThomasLloyd Group management therefore decided without hesitation to help the people in the regions affected by the typhoon swiftly and unbureaucratically.
In addition to contributing funds, ThomasLloyd worked with its local partners to provide concrete relief supplies and services in order to rebuild the places affected. All the available employees were sent to the affected areas as soon as the extent of the damage caused by the typhoon became known. Assistance was therefore provided right where it was needed with the aid of diggers, lorries and cranes. Streets blocked by fallen trees were cleared and made passable again, enabling ambulances and aid organisations to get to the people in need quickly.
In addition, the company’s long-term presence in the Philippines and its understanding of the regional needs ensured that the financial aid likewise went directly to the victims and was able to alleviate the affected people’s hardship a little. It also helped with the reconstruction work, which is still ongoing.
SPONSORSHIP OF RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND PREVENTION,
AS WELL AS EMERGENCY AID WHEN NEEDED
In addition, ThomasLloyd supports a variety of organisations and initiatives with regular donations.
Sugar Industry Foundation, Inc.
The Sugar Industry Foundation is a professional and non-political aid organisation, which initiates, promotes and continuously supports numerous social projects. This aid programme is targeted at sugar cane workers, their families and relatives. We support this organisation with an annual donation in the amount of 25 Philippine pesos (ca. 40 euro cents) per ton of processed sugar cane.
Philippine Sugar Research Institute Foundation, Inc.
The Philippine Sugar Research Institute Foundation is an initiative carried by the private sector, which implements research and development work for the sugar cane industry in Asia. We support this initiative with an annual donation in the amount of 4 Philippine pesos (ca. 6 euro cents) per ton of processed sugar cane.
Support for various local aid programmes
We support local aid programmes on a continuous basis. The objective of these programmes is essentially the improvement of the local social conditions. Part of this is e.g. support for hospitals. Moreover, together with the local government we have brought an environmental programme to life. We grant these programmes annual support in the amount of 0.5% of the revenues earned from electricity.