Our 2021 was led by six inspiring initiatives, continuingly enhancing quality education, gender equality, and clean water and sanitation. These selected projects resonate with one or more of UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 4, 5, and 6.
Quality education (SDG 4)
Supporting disabled children and their families in France
Founded in 2006, Loisirs Pluriel is an organization that aims at providing access to leisure and vacations for children with disabilities – thus allowing their parents to benefit from respite time or to maintain their jobs. Our donation supports and encourages Loisirs Pluriel to organize a camp, a visit to a beekeeper, and other activities focusing on the well-being and development of these children.
Gender equality (SDG 5)
Providing shelter to the LGBTQI community in Italy
We collaborate with Associazione Quore APS (Torino) in "To Housing", Quore's new social co-housing project. With the support of various 5 ATC-owned apartments, LGBTQI people in difficulty and those in conditions of extreme vulnerability are welcomed and surrounded by a mutually helpful community.
We have supported the Women's Line in Finland since 2018 to fight technology-facilitated violence against women. One of the essential focuses of this project is to reduce the digital divide based on gender and ensure that women and girls can access ICT without fear of being violated.
Quality education (SDG 4); Gender equality (SDG 5); and Clean water and sanitation work (SDG 6)
Improving the quality of life in rural India
In Mundra, India, we are together with Anarde Foundation to improve the quality of life in rural areas. The work focuses on educating the local community, for instance, through facilitating self-sustenance and helping in the local income generation/ enhancement.
Ahlstrom’s community projects in India include Yusuf Meherally Centre (YMC). Our donation embraces efforts towards healthcare, the education of slum children, and women empowerment, especially during natural disasters.
Increasing awareness and understanding of diversity in American children
Building for Kids Children's Museum in Appleton (WI) has opened since 1992 to inspire child's discovery, and build resilience through intergenerational play-based learning. The donation is granted for facilitating educational activities inside the Diversity Discovery Free Day exhibits and program areas. Our employees at the local office also volunteered here for several years.