Local commitment

Good local community relations are necessary for our business success.

Besides, the local communities are our hosts, they provide us with our working environment, workforce and licenses to run our operations. In return Jotun gives employment, pays tax and contributes to the overall development of the community. Mutual understanding and respect are key words.

At Jotun, there are many examples of commitment to the local communities, in addition to being a responsible citizen in the area we operate.

A puppy for peace

Jotun sponsors the dog ‘Jotun’, a three year old Belgian Shepherd Malinois in training to become a mine detection dog.

"Jotun" the dog graduated from the NPA Global Training Centre (GTC) in Sarajevo in March, and is now a fully operational mine detection dog.

He is able to detect hidden landmines and explosive remnants of war (ERWs) in some of the world’s most dangerous places. Eventually, “Jotun” and his handler will join 80 other NPA dogs in Cambodia, where an estimated three to five million mines and explosive remnants of war lie hidden under the soil.

Dogs are the single most effective means to detect hidden mines or unexploded ordinance.
Every year, thousands of people are killed or maimed by landmines and explosive remnants of war An NPA-trained mine detection dog can clear up to 800 square meters of land in a single day No dogs trained by the NPA have ever been killed or injured by mines or ERWs in the line of duty Jotun the dog is a welcome addition to the penguin family. One of Jotun’s core values is Care, and we are proud to support the work of the Norwegian People’s Aid. NPA is a global organisation, but their impact is very local.

Follow Jotun the dog's development here



  • Jotun and Society

    Norsk Folkehjelp logo

    Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA)

    Achieving business success relies on our ability to develop good community relations. That is why we invest our time, expertise and resources to build an environment where both our company and the local society benefit.

    Contributing to a better world
    Jotun works with several humanitarian organisations in various countries. In 2013, we presented Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) with a significant donation which is used to fund two separate projects: mine demolition in Cambodia and educating people about human rights in Myanmar.

  • Australia

    Oxfam trailwalker

    Around the globe, Oxfam works to find practical, innovative ways for people to lift themselves out of poverty and thrive. Oxfam trailwalker is Australia's original 100 km team endurance event which was launched in Australia in 1999. The challenge is to tackle 100 km of Australian bush within 48 hours as a team of 4, and to make a difference by raising money to help overcome poverty and injustice around the world. Since 1999, the event has grown each year, with events now run in Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Sydney.  With the support of more than 2,500 volunteers and 6,000 support crew members, the event last year raised AUD$6.6 million!

    Jotun Australia is proud to support Bill Sherwood (far left on the picture), a fellow Australian Penguin Retiree who is participating in the Brisbane event which will take place on 20 - 22 June in the D'Aguilar National Park. Over the next few weeks, Bill and his team will be conditioning themselves for the tough challenge ahead of them.

    We wish Bill and his team good luck with their ongoing training preparation and we are confident they will do well at the trailwalker challenge!

    Australia's Biggest Morning Tea

    Jotun Australia hosted a fundraising morning tea on 22 May 2014 as part of the Australia's Biggest Morning Tea campaign to help the Cancer Council continue its vital work in cancer research, prevention and support services. Cancer Council is the largest independent funder of cancer research in Australia, granting more than $54 million to cancer research in 2013.

    The event was a great opportunity for employees to get together and raise money for a great cause. Thanks to the generosity of employees, the event was very successful, and a total of $290 was raised to support the Cancer council.

  • Bahrain

    Smile walkathon

    As an act of responsibility towards the society they live in, Jotun Bahrain shared the happiness of Eid by participating in an initiative called “Smile walkathon" organized by the Future Society for Youth in support of children suffering from cancer.

    This initiative showcases real life demonstration of our value of CARE as all employees and some of their families in Jotun Bahrain voluntarily participated in this initiative by taking of time during their Eid holidays to spread joy and to raise funds to support the young cancer patients and their families.

  • Bangladesh

    Fighting illiteracy

    It is reported that the literacy rate is more than 60 per cent in Bangladesh. Many children don't go to school because the are put to work and thereby contributing to the family income.
    Jotun in collaboration with “Life of Hope”, a local NGO, initiated a day with some of these children in their local society. The government has allowed this community to start a preparatory school. During the day it is garbage collection and sorting center while in the evening it becomes a school and later in the night it is turned into a dormitory.
    Jotun staff spent a day cleaning the place and painting the class room. The children were very eager to help and a paint competition was carried out. Later the same day Jotun staff gave a demonstration of basic hygiene. At the end of the day the Jotun staff took all the children to a fun park and arranged a lunch for everybody.

  • Cambodia

    Give a Hand for Hope

    Set in a remote location near the foot of Kirirom Mountain, the Give a Hand for Hope school is the only source of formal education in the commune and has to be supported by volunteers and donations. Our Cambodian Penguins delighted the 60 students with new backpacks and water bottles as motivation for them to persevere in their studies for a brighter future.

    Other projects in recent years

    • Jotun the dog - In 2015 Jotun “hired” a puppy and gave him the name “Jotun”. Once he is fully trained, “Jotun” and his handler will join 80 other NPA dogs in Cambodia, where an estimated three to five million mines and explosive remnants of war lie hidden under the soil - Follow Jotun the dog's development here
    • Making life safer in Cambodia - Jotun is funding a land-mine clearing team through NPA. The team operates in Kratie province in eastern Cambodia, which is one of the worst affected parts of the country. With Jotun’s support, this team is able to clear around nine football fields in one month
    • Children’s Hospital Kantha Bopha IV - donation of USD 2,000
    • Safety helmets - Jotun Cambodia Ltd. has donated 100 safety helmets to “Mith Samlanh” (an award winning local NGO recognized as a leader in child protection and child welfare). Another 100 safety helmets were donated to Cambodian National Police for distribution to poor families during their Road Safety Month programme. 100 pcs has also been donated to temples, churches and NGO’s for their distribution to those in need of it
  • China

    Summer camp for Tibetan students

    Summer camp visiting Jotuns factory i Zhangjiagang

    The Jotun-Gesanghua Class teachers and students first paid a visit to Jotun’s production base in Zhangjiagang.

    51 teachers and students from the second Jotun-Gesanghua Class made a one-week Shanghai Discovery Summer Camp under the theme “The Walking Gesanghua 2015”. Jotun China sponsored the camp for bringing the Tibetan students to experience the outside world.

    The Jotun-Gesanghua Class teachers and students first paid a visit to Jotun’s production base in Zhangjiagang, where they learned about the modern production process, accepted safety training and joined in team building. After that, they went to Mount Putuo and Shanghai to participate in various experience, learning and team building activities.

    The Jotun-Gesanghua project was launched in 2011, as one of Jotun China’s main CR projects in Qinghai. Jotun invests more than RMB200,000 yuan each year to support the 3-year’s high school education and other activities for the Tibetan students in Tongren County.

    School funding

    Jotun Coatings China continuously funds school projects in China. Watch the video about the Qinghai School Project on the Tibetan Plateau.

    Other projects in recent years

    • Huge Mountain Baby Penguin Kindergarten -in 2015 RMB 100,000 have been donated to the kindergarten with a 10 year donation agreement between JCMC and the kindergarten
    • JCMC donated RMB 100,000 from “Jotun COSCO Charity Fund” to 31 kids from poverty area and set up “Jotun COSCO Reading Room” in school. Since established, “Jotun COSCO Charity Fund” has donated RMB 300,000, which greatly supported the poor families in poverty area and facilitated the fundamental construction of community healthy office
    • Jotun China ZJG factory organized a blood donation in January, 2016 - More than one hundred penguins registered the blood donation application. After considering the work shift attendance, 41 penguins were selected for the donation
    • Two-year scholarship program in Zhangjiagang White Cloud primary school - The total sponsorship has a worth of RMB 100,000 and is intended for supporting 100 diligent but poverty stricken students at the school
    • Educational sponsorship for children in Yun Nan & Gui Zhou provinces - books and toys donated by colleagues, computers, pressure cookers, UPS power sources and also RMB 220,000 from the “Jotun COSCO Charity Fund” to the kids
    • Gesanghua Summer Camp - A group of 28 students and 5 teachers from impoverished Qinghai province joined a 7-day summer camp in beautiful Anhui province together with 6 penguins from Jotun
    • Subsidized the senior high school education of 50 students from Qinghai Tongren Middle School
    • Jotun Computer Classroom - Jotun China donated RMB200,000 (USD30,000) to establish a new computer classroom with computers and IT accessories at Tongren National School.
    • Jotun Class . Jotun China donated RMB 742,000 (USD 114,000) in three years (2011-2013) to set up a Jotun Class for sponsoring 50 selected students to complete their three-year senior high school education at Tongren National School
    • Winter Jackets Donation - In autumn of 2013, Jotun China launched a “Warm winter together with Jotun” programme, delivered 2000 pieces of new winter jackets and 12 cartons of second-hand winter clothes donated by individual penguins for keeping all students warm in the freezing season
    • Summer camp - Jotun China organized and financed a 5-day summer camp for 55 students from the “Jotun Class” in June, 2013
    • School project in Qinghai - early in 2009 and 2010, Jotun China funded a school on the Tibetan Plateau of Qinghai, with RMB960,000 (USD140,000) for construction of a new school building and a solar energy project for the school’s hot water and electricity system


  • Czech Republic

    One World Festival brings people together again thanks to Jotun Czech

    The One World Festival is the biggest human rights festival in the world and it is held in the Czech Republic. Amazingly, it is attended every year by more than 100 thousand people! In 2016, for the 17th year running, it will be held in Ústí nad Labem thanks to the ongoing financial support from the Jotun Czech unit which is located in the city.  

    Jotun Powder Coatings (CZ) a.s. financially supports the Ústí community foundation every year as part of its Corporate Responsibility programme. In 2015 The Jotun Fund supported this remarkable festival, because in these days, when millions of refugees are looking for help in Europe, it is really important to increase people’s awareness of basic social, political and human rights issues, and also to bring together people of all nationalities.

    Other projects in recent years

    • People in Need (25 000 CZK) - One World 2015 in Ústí nad Labem - International Documentary Film Festival on Human Rights
    • FidoDido (25 000 CZK) - Engage with us! - supporting arrangement of different activities like band music and sports activities for youngsters in socially congested areas in Ústí
    • KČT ŠLUKNOV (25 000 CZK) - More heads, more ideas, more working hands in the “North-kingdom”. Support for the establishment of comprehensive cycling tours and tourist routes
    • TOOCAN HELP (25 000 CZK) - Healthy lifestyle with the Children's Parliament Úštěk
    • Devastating floods - a donation of CZK 50 000 to a program aimed at helping and supporting people who were hit by flooding.
    • Strengthening People-to-Places Relations - contribution to The Ústí Community Foundation for three projects; "Doing sports in kindergarten", "Talks with national minorities" and "Respect and be respected".

  • Denmark

    Kolding Christmas Seal Home

    Dorthe Lund (left), general manager of Jotun Danmark A/S and Nadia Vikestad, HR & Admin Manager with the donation from Jotun, a cheque of DKK 33,000 for Kolding Christmas Seal Home

    Christmas dinner 2013 in Jotun Danmark A/S raised DKK 33,000 (USD 6,030) for the establishment of Kolding Christmas Seal Home. 

    At last year’s Christmas dinner, which were held at the HQ in Kolding according to tradition, a new initiative was taken, a charity auction at the benefit of the Christmas Seal Homes. The items at the auction had been delivered by customers, suppliers and Jotun. Carpets, curtains, table cloths, accessories for your home etc. were among the items at the auction – all items shifted owners and money shifted hands, and the 48 employees at Jotun Danmark had collected DKK 16,500 for the Danish Christmas Seal Homes, the company doubled the amount, and an amount of DKK 33.000 was raised.

    Christmas Seals and the Christmas Seal Homes help improve the lives of unfortunate children in Denmark. A stay at a Christmas Seal Home offers children some breathing space from their everyday problems. The stay is very important in a child’s life – both at the time of residence and in the years to come. Currently there are approximately 700 children waiting to stay at a Christmas Seal Home.

  • Egypt

    Paint tomorrow, today

    Happy students

    A brighter future: Students at the Nagaa Selim Sheikh Hamad School in Sohag, Egypt.

    As part of Jotun’s ’Paint tomorrow, today’ programme, we provide paint, teacher sponsorships and education materials to five different schools in Egypt.

    We work in close cooperation with local educators and government officials to help fight illiteracy.

    Thanks to Jotun’s work to revamp a local school in Sohag, attendance has improved dramatically.

    According to HR Manager, Shereen Sabry, the idea was to establish a programme that could be followed over time and was more closely aligned with Jotun’s business in areas where the company is growing. For Sabry, the project has been a great success so far. “We feel we are playing a small but important role in the region’s development, but for me, the best reward is seeing how happy and engaged the students are in class. We will follow the progress of the school over time, so who knows? Some of these kids may end up working for Jotun!” 

    Other projects in recent years

    • Comprehensive School Makeover Project at ''Abou Abed'' School in Assuit
    • Jotun has contributed to considerable improvement in healthcare facilities - Yahiya Arafa Children`s Charity Foundation is a NGO under the auspices of the Egyptian Ministry of Social Solidarity. Jotun has contributed with supplying free paint to the foundation's projects in Ain Shams University Hospital.
    • Friends of Children with Cancer (FOCC) - Jotun has supplied free paint for the FOCC's Project, "Health and Hope Oasis", a nutritional and recreational centre for children in between their cancer treatment in Wadi Al-Natrun, Beheira Governorate, Egypt.
    • Egyptian Medical Students Association - Jotun has supplied free paint needed for the first phase of the project "Splashes of Hope". This project is held in Health Insurance Hospital in Nasr City, Cairo. A total number of five patient rooms in the Paediatrics Ward has been designed and coloured to become a healing environment for sick children.
    • "Yalla Negamel Baladna" - a campaign driven by Jotun where the mission is to join forces to beautify the community. Free painting material, overalls and paint application tools is provided to civic groups in order to support their efforts and brighten up various parts of the city with Jotun paints.

  • Germany

    Kinder-Hospiz Sternenbrücke

    In 2015, we once again donated money to the children’s hospice “Sternenbrücke” in Hamburg. The hospice provides a home for terminally ill children and young adults up to the age of 27 and accompanies them as well as their families in the period leading up to their death.  Hence, the hospice’ mission statement reads: ’We cannot give life more days but we can make the remaining days more liveable.’ 

    While professional help regarding the care of patients is offered, people are also given the chance to share their own emotions and to ensure that the remaining time with their children ends up being the best time of their lives.  

    During an interview with the hospice´ press officer, it became clear just how important the donation for the “Sternenbrücke” is – especially this year.  Due to the many refugees that have arrived in Germany throughout the year, fewer donations were made to the hospice. However, we very much admire and support the work and effort of the “Sternenbrücke” and wanted to show out continued support through our donation.

    Stiftung Mittagskinder

    Jotun Germany has made several generous donations to the “Stiftung Mittagskinder” in Hamburg. The foundation supports children in the so-called “socially disadvantaged areas of the city”, of which there are two in Hamburg. Here, children can receive free and healthy meals on a regular basis and can eat together. In addition, they receive help to finish their homework and the foundation offers professional competence based care. 


    At the “Stiftung Mittagskinder”, children from immigrant families and children from Germany, who come from a difficult social background, can get to know each other. The foundation was established with the help of donations. The foundation spends the donations on games, furniture, stuffed animals, trips and other things and by doing so, helps the children to feel more comfortable. The “Stiftung Mittagskinder” provides a safe haven for the children, where they can talk about their feelings and be together as a group.  

    Other projects in recent years

    • Donating old mobile phones to refugees - making it possible for some of them to contact their families in their native countries
    • Stiftung Mittagskinder - A considerable donation was made to "Stiftung Mittagskinder". This foundation is operating two facilities. Here children with a difficult social background are offered free and healthy meals on regular basis.

  • Greece and Cyprus

    Painting for Peace - Building Bridges of Hope in Cyprus

    PeacePlayers connecting youngsters from Greece and Cyprus

    Watch the video by clicking the link in the text.

    Jotun has continuously supported Peaceplayers Cyprus (PPI-CY) in their efforts towards achieving a peaceful coexistence between Turkish-Cypriots and Greek-Cypriots in the island. Over the last 3 years, the relationship between Jotun and PPI-CY has transformed into a loyal partnership that goes beyond the sponsorship framework. But Loyalty is not the only element of this partnership. Jotun and PPI-CY ‘walk the talk’ by proving Care for maintaining trust and friendship between the kids of the two communities, promoting Respect for others regardless of their cultural background and showing Boldness to overcome generations of mistrust and formidable physical barriers to interaction.

    With this in mind, Jotun could not be absent from the 2015 summer camp organised by PPI-CY between 20-26 July in Rodon Hotel, Agros – Limassol. Beside the participation of children from the South and North of Cyprus, the event was also attended by children from Northern Ireland, South Africa and Israel, countries in which PPI-International run local charities. The event was jointly sponsored by Jotun Cyprus and Jotun Boya.

    A group of Penguins representing Jotun Cyprus and Jotun Hellas visited the Camp and organised a paint activity in which more than 60 kids participated along with the Penguin’s team. The central theme of the activity was ‘Painting for Peace’. The kids were divided into 8 teams and each team was asked to paint what ‘peace’ means to them and give their ideas on peace in a fresh and challenging way. Jotun Penguins also participated in the painting activity with their own drawing.

    The outcome of the activity has demonstrated a high level of team work, creativity and visualisation of peace and harmony. Astonishingly, the 9 bright colourful pictures have spread a very positive vibe and helped in sending a strong message across -  a message of hope and determination by the new generation to bridge divides and act as the ‘change agents’ towards the efforts for a peaceful and sustainable future in Cyprus.

    Watch the video here


    Other projects in recent years

    • Drop of Love - The Naturalist Club of inflatable boats "Nautilus" is a non-profit association that provides goods to the residents of small islands and especially those in inaccessible areas. Jotun Hellas was the fuel sponsor of one mission and covered all traveling expenses of the inflatable boats.
    • The smile of the child - During the annual Christmas party of Jotun Hellas, all employees were given a drawing, personalized to the individual employee. The drawings were made by children living at "THE SMILE OF THE CHILD", a non-profit voluntary Organisation. Receiving the drawings the employees were asked to donate money as an act of good will for this, AND whatever total sum the employees gave, Jotun Hellas doubled. The donations were used to buy gifts to the children.
    • SOS Children Villages Varis - During Christmas days 2014, some employees of Jotun Hellas joined Naturalist Club Friends Inflatable Boas - Nautilus to his fifth mission "Drop of Love" where a delegation of four members of the Nautilus visited the premises of "SOS Children Villages Varis' and delivered food and household essentials for the needs of the villages. 
    • PeacePlayers International (CY) - Jotun Cyprus sponsored the games where Greek-Cypriot and Turkish-Cypriot children were playing basketball together and building trustful friendship at the same time.


  • India

    Laptop donation to rural school to improve students' IT skills

    An exciting moment – Mr. Mahesh Hire from JIPL IT department explaining the basic operations of a laptop

    Today’s world is an E–learning world. Pupils attending village schools in remote areas are facing challenges regarding IT knowledge due to lack of resources from the government and the society.

    Thanks to Jotun India’s CR initiative, Kalilamata Vidhyalaya school got help in best possible manner through the donation of previous generation but still fully functional laptops.

    The school is situated in the village “Wagahale” which is located in a remote area approx. 20 kilometres from our Ranjangaon factory.

    Jotun India CR team visited to the school for handing over the laptops and received a warm welcome by school staff, the head of village government and the students. Students were enthusiastic to receive the laptops and excited to learn operating them.

    SOS Children’s Villages of India (Balgram)

    SOS Children’s Villages of India

    Jotun cares for orphaned children through SOS Children’s Villages of India (SOS India). 

    SOS India is a non-profit, non-government organization working towards providing a loving home to the children who have lost their parents or are at a risk of losing care of their parents. 

    Since 1964, SOS India is reaching out to thousands of children and families every day through SOS Children’s Villages, the Family Strengthening Program and allied community projects.

    Today, there are 33 SOS Children’s Villages, 34 Family Strengthening Programs and other projects such as Kindergartens, Schools, Medical & Vocational Training Centres spread in 21 states of India. The approach is to ensure sustained family based care and holistic development – Education, nutrition, psychological, settlement – for children so that they become contributing members of society.

    Jotun has contributed to the organization since 2009 and has sponsored a "Village Family home" housing of 10 children. Jotun is further working with the organization to explore direct participation in children's development activity by involving our penguins to volunteer in different activities.

    School furniture for the shool for hearing and speech impaired at Anandwan

    Jotun has supported the with funding of Rs. 500000 for the furniture for the school of hearing-speech impaired children.

    "Maharogi Sewa Samiti, Warora” (MSS), popularly known as Anandwan', is in its 63rd year of humanitarian service. Today, this Institution has five important project sites spread across 300 kilometers of the backward region of Central India, providing free food, clothing, medicines and housing for approximately 5,000 able-disabled people.

    The school needed new furniture for the children because the 30 year old desks in two schools were in bad condition and were very uncomfortable.


    Earn and learn - en education programme

    On Sundays, the 25 students working in the Pune factory full time as operators and warehouse staff gather in a classroom setup at the factory to learn Math and Science and other subject relating to paint technology from qualified YIT instructors.

    For many young Indians, choosing between getting an education and helping to support their families can be difficult. But thanks to the cooperation between Jotun and the Yashaswi Institute of Technology in Pune, now they can do both.  

    In a programme developed by the government of Maharashtra, Jotun and Yashaswi Institute of Technology (YIT) Jotun is providing support to young student who want to finish their education in engineering. The opportunity to continue their education and income to help support their families at the same time.

    “Many young people in India cannot afford to take time off from work to get an education. Instead of simply donating funds to needy individuals, we pay for a portion of their education and provide valuable work experience.”

    Other projects in recent years

    • Distance education programme (RDEP) - Jotun has sponsored two schools with the RDEP system, an Audio-Visual E-learning classroom set up consisting Computer preloaded with curriculum based audio-visual e-Learning software, LCD projector and power back up along with required infrastructure and installations. The set up is supported on-site for 3 years including software upgrades. The school teachers are trained to operate the software.
    • Beyond barriers - Jotun contributes to the travel fare for four enterprising individuals who despite their disabilities, are passionate to spread the word that community-members like themselves are given equal opportunities when it comes to experiencing travel and tourism.
    • The Jotun India CR Team has  taken the first steps in creating a healthier population in the Indian cities of Mumbai and Pune, by visiting local orphanages, alongside a force of volunteers, to inform the kids about hygienic habits.


  • Indonesia

    Seminar for kaolin supplier, PT Aneka

    Jotun Indonesia holds a seminar for kaolin supplier

    Jotun Indonesia holds a seminar for kaolin supplier

    Jotun Indonesia practiced true "Care" by holding a seminar for the kaolin supplier, PT Aneka. The seminar was carried out with the joint efforts from Purchasing, Supply Chain, HSE and Local Lab.

    PT Aneka has been lacking proper procurement processes and facing challenges in HSE management. Hence, the seminar covered topics mainly on procurement and HSE, with a bit on 5’S and QAQC, so that the supplier has some knowledge on how all these can be managed and the importance of having such governance.

    PT Aneka has given positive feedback that the seminar was indeed inspiring and now they are determined to improve on their management system especially in HSE and 5’S. A strong message was sent during the seminar itself and now, our supplier is more aware about the seriousness of Jotun when dealing with off-limits and our expectations towards suppliers. At the same time, they felt appreciated that Jotun Indonesia has taken the time and effort in preparing the Seminar and they obtained important knowledge from the one-day activity.

    Other projects in recent years

    • CSR award - Out of a thousand companies, local government rewarded Jotun Indonesia as one of selected companies for actively implementing CSR programs in Bekasi area audited by government officers. Jotun Indonesia is active in implementing CSR programs both internally and externally. Internal programs are focusing on how Jotun Indonesia cares for all employees and their families, such as scholarship for children, provide helmets to all employees, not hiring people under 18 years, sports activities, band and other social activities. External programs are focusing on supporting disaster incidents, painting public facilities, providing medical supply to remote island through Vega Norwegian sailing vessel, sustainable programmes in school for ages 15 to 18, as preparation for those children who will go direct to employment, and HSE compliance related to Industrial estate and government regulations and responsible for developing citizens in local communities. 
    • Jotun Family Care Day in Jungleland Adventure Theme Park
    • Blood donation - Jotun Powder Coatings Indonesia conducted a blood donation activity in collaboration with Indonesia Red Cross. The participants (99 people) were Jotun employees, customers, suppliers and companies from the communities around Powder Indonesia factory.
    • Piggy banks - Donation of 7,000 piggy banks to school children
    • Earthquake help - Mount Merapi, Indonesia, erupted lava from its southern and southeastern slopes - Jotun Indonesia initiated a project helping out the people of Pramaban, Sleman and Cangkringan.


  • Italy

    Sponsoring the sports event Fijlkam in Bari

    The Fijlkam event in Bari

    800 children from all over Italy participated in the sports event

    Jotun Italia participated and sponsored  the Fijlkam event, which was held in Bari, Italy on 21st and 22nd December 2013. More than 800 children, coming from different parts of Italy, took part in the event and attended various karate and judo classes, in front of about 1000 people. The title of the event was “Legalità, Giochiamo, Doniamo, Rispettiamo, Progetto Sport a Scuola” (“Legality, Play, Donate, Respect, Sport Project at School”).

    On 21st December, during the press conference and convention “Minors between health and legality”, the focus was on the importance of sport’s role in child health and growth with the participation of UNICEF, CONI and Institutions. During the award ceremony, Jotun Italy received an award plate, as thanks for the support of the event.

    Also, in agreement with Fijlkam, Jotun Italy has supplied the paints for the maintenance of the Fijlkam sports arena’s (PalaFijlkam) roof located in Ostia (Rome).

  • Malaysia

    The worst floods in the history of Malaysia

    Malaysian floods victims

    Jotun's dealer, Mr Tan from Homecraft handing 'I Care' boxes to affected residents.

    More than 130,000 evacuees took shelter in the evacuation center and hundreds of houses were destroyed by the floods leaving the residents homeless.
     
    In some areas, the entire towns have been submerged under the water and there was no electricity running, leaving the affected area in cold, wet and dark condition. The shops have all closed down so there is no food and clean water supply to the people.
     
    Jotun donated more than RM 20,000 worth of essential items to the flood victims in the East Coast region of Malaysia through Jotun Multicolor Centre dealers in the region.

    Jotun volunteers packed 300 sets of ‘I Care’ boxes consisting of blankets, towels, T-shirts, torch light and gas stoves to send off to Jotun dealers in the East Coast regions of Malaysia. With the flood situation in the region, most logistic companies were unable to deliver the goods to the region because major roads had been closed down. Nevertheless, Jotun Malaysia managed to make special arrangements to send the goods to the dealers at the affected area.
     
    The Jotun management also took the opportunity to help employees and families who were affected by the floods by providing them with some financial assistance to ease the burden on them and to make them able to resume their lives.

    Other projects in recent years

    • Shelter Home - Jotun Malaysia sponsored gifts up to a value of RM5,000 to Shelter Home including paints and presents for the children (backpack and penguin soft toy)
    • Repainting a shelter home in Semenyih, Selangor - in addition the residents were treated to a sumptuous meal that was organized by Jotun staff.
    • A fresh splash of colours to Yayasan Sunbeams Home - Jotun Malaysia, in colaboration with Mr Paint Shop, one of Jotun's loyal dealers, sponsored paints and painted the exterior and interior of the 3-storey Yayasan Sunbeams Home located at Taman Mawar, Cheras. Yayasan Sunbeams Home is a non-governmental, self-supporting multi-racial home for the displaced, misplaced, abused and neglected children of single-parents.
    • Bringing the walls of Hope to life - Twenty-two students from KDU University College's School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts (SHTCA) spent a Sunday morning painting murals on the walls of the Children's Home of Hope at the National Cancer Society of Malaysia (NCSM). This was carried out in conjunction with the Bald On, Wax Off for Cancer project.


  • Mexico

    Sponsors of the 7th AMANC Race

    Jotun employees participated in the race together with their families.

    AMANC supports the treatment of poor children diagnosed with cancer. 
    Jotun make donations to AMANC through sponsoring a race and donation of a certain an amount to the AMANC organization. Additionally, employees who wanted to join the race gave their contribution by buying a ticket to run the race.

    Through this year's race there were raised 568,215 Mexican pesos.

    As part of Jotun Mexico's recycling campaign, all the money coming in from the action is donated to AMANC.

  • Myanmar

    Floods


    Myanmar suffered the worst floods in living memory in 2015. Many lost their lives, many more displaced from their homes, their livelihoods ruined. The Red Cross Society , with over 1000 volunteers and 30 staff were at the scene offering much needed help and support. 

    Jotun Myanmar made a donation to Myanmar Red Cross Society as one of of their main CR activities in 2015.

    Other projects in recent years

    • A new beginning  -  Jotun is funding a programme, run by NPA and the Human Rights Education Institute of Burma (HREIB), to educate people in rural areas about their working rights, property rights and human rights. Jotun’s contribution funded the training of 40 course instructors, as well as sponsoring 280 people to be put through the human rights education sessions.
  • Nepal

    Earthquake

    The devastating earthquake that hit Nepal in April 2015 destroyed many lives and homes in the country. The whole world was moved by the loss of human lives. Jotun UAE and Jotun Powder Coatings UAE have several employees hailing from Nepal and about six of them were in Nepal during the disaster.

    Jotun immediately made all efforts to establish contact with the employees to ensure their well -being. Fortunately none of our employees or their immediate family was injured.

    However 5 employees were badly affected as their homes were either fully or partially destroyed. Thus, we initiated a relief fund within the company to help these employees to rebuild their homes. We are very proud to say that Penguins from all the units including Jotun UAE (Dubai, Bahrain, Kuwait and Qatar), Jotun MENA, Jotun MEIA Regional staff, Jotun Powder Coatings UAE and Jotun Powder Coatings segment staff donated whole heartedly towards this fund. 

    We were able to achieve a sum of AED 85,000 through employee donations and Jotun contributed an equal amount towards this fund. Thus we have pledged to distribute the total sum of AED 170,000 (USD 50000) among the affected employees to help them in rebuilding their homes. That's indeed true 'Penguin Spirit'.

  • Netherlands

    Field hockey match for 30 Dutch children

    Hockey team members Jotun Netherlands

    Hockey team members Jotun Netherlands

    Jotun Netherlands & Yachting Concept, based in Barcelona, recently made a dream come through for 30 Dutch children who shared a desire to play their beloved sports on an international level.

    Field Hockey is one of the biggest national sports in the Netherlands & Spain, which generally becomes apparent when the two countries meet in the final stages of the World Championships or Olympics.

    On a lower level these events unfortunately hardly exist. Jotun thought that this should change…! The Dutch team visited Barcelona, played three great games, learned about the culture of the city and were introduced to our great company by Willem Antheunissen, General Manager Netherlands & France. His CR initiatives tend to focus on development of children: “the next generation managers and our future customers”.

    Yachting Concept and the two Jotun companies have a very close working relationship; because of the Netherlands being the number two Megayacht builder in the world and France is renowned for the global biggest Maintenance and Repair area for Megayachts.

  • Norway

    JOTUN sponsoring Girls Football education in the Middle East and North Africa together with Norwegian Football Association

    Sandefjord Football

    Skjetten, Norway J 14 was sponsored by Jotun during their 12 days trip to Palestine and Jordan June 2017

    Girl's Football Coaching Course (GFCC), Middle East The project aims to contribute to changing community attitudes to, and increasing the recruitment of, female football players and girls aged 6-12 in the project countries Lebanon, Palestine, Iran, Jordan, Egypt. Before 2015, NFF trained 500 female trainers through the project. 600 new coaches will be educated in the next two years.


    Syrian refugees in Jordan
    The project aims to curb tensions between Syrian refugees and locals in Jordan by providing Syrian refugee children with an active life, as well as a positive interaction with Jordanian children.
    This happens through the construction of football courts and training of trainers in refugee camps and communities with high density of refugees. Eight lanes were built before 2015. Ten new lanes are being built in the period 2015-2017. 200 people will be educated through the project's training course.

    Skjetten, Norway J 14 was sponsored by Jotun during their 12 days trip to Palestine and Jordan June this summer as a part of the program mentioned above.

    Healthy values for the future

    Sandefjord Football

    Football team dresses sponsored by Jotun (photo: Thorstein Flåm)

    In Sandefjord, Jotun has a long history of supporting sport and cultural activities for children and young people. Many local teams and associations are favoured with funds from Jotun.  

    We have broad recruitment from the local community, and we want future employees to establish a healthy way of life from an early age. Culture and sports teach children to cooperate, and through play they learn Jotun's values: Loyalty, Care, Respect and Boldness. 

  • Oman

    Colour of happiness

    One house. One family. One company.

    Jotun Oman initiated a corporate responsibility project called ''Colour of happiness'' to support a family, to make one dream come true, to show them that we care! 

    The house was fully refurbished and repaired whilst the family was temporarily accommodated in a nearby hotel.  After 15 days of hard work from the Jotun team, the family was brought back to their home. That first impression, that emotional reaction, that selfless smile was what Jotun was aiming for. See the movie on top of this page or visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfzPE8C3lAc


    "Donate blood today, and make a few hearts beat again"

    Oman team participating with high spirits

    Jotun Paints Oman participated in a blood donation drive called “Donate blood today, and make a few hearts beat again” recently at their office premises in Rusail Industrial estate.

    The said campaign was done by central blood bank (CCB) and the blood was donated to the emergency section of Sultan Qaboos University Hospital for cancer & surgical patients, accident victims, anemia and thalassemia patients.

    “Every pint of blood can save up to two to three lives and all it takes us to generate back the lost blood is the red life sources running through our veins, it keeps us alive and a little bit of it can save many lives” said Badar Al Maqdasy, HR Manager Jotun Oman.

    Paint a smile on their faces

    NACA’s child center Dar Al Hanan

    Jotun support NACA’s child center Dar Al Hanan in Muscat

    As a local company in Oman and with CARE as one of our four main values Jotun Oman initiated in 2011 a cooperation with the National Association of Cancer Awareness, NACA, in Oman.
    This cooperation comes to live through a funding-initiative by Jotun called “Paint a smile on their faces”. This is an initiative that have focus internally as well as externally in Jotun. Through this initiative we aim to raise money from our employees and customers to support NACA’s child center Dar Al Hanan.

    This center has been established based on the need to provide valuable accommodation for families accompanying children for cancer follow up at the Royal Hospital in Muscat.

  • Pakistan

    Jotun cares for orphaned children through SOS Children’s Village of Pakistan

    Jotun Pakistan collaborates with SOS Children's Village of Pakistan, a non-profit, non-government organization that provides a permanent home and family based childcare to abandoned and orphaned children.

    Jotun Pakistan contributed to the organization by painting a "SOS Village Family Home", housing 7 orphans. A group of 15 of our employees painted the childrens' home. The employees took food and gifts for the children and spent half a day with them playing games and also involved them in the painting activity. By painting the home of these orphans our penguins helped bring a bit of colour and life to their place of residence.

    To help Jotun Pakistan become a more socially responsible organization and enable our penguins to give back to the society, we look forward to undertaking further collaborative activities with SOS Children’s Villages of Pakistan and other such non-government organizations.

    Give a Child a Future

    Jotun Pakistan has initiated an internal CSR project called “Give a Child a Future”. As part of the project, we are subsidizing the education of school going children of shop floor staff. 

    The project is benefitting 32 school going kids of 13 shop floor workers. Through this project, Jotun Pakistan strives to give back to its hardworking and loyal penguins, for charity truly begins at home. By contributing to the education of these kids we wish to empower them so that they can create a better future for themselves and their families.

  • Philippines

    Adopt a School Program

    Jotun (Philippines) Inc. supported “Brigada Eskwela 2016” also known as Adopt a School Program by donating Jotashield paints for the restoration of almost 44 class rooms for Inosloban-Marawoy National High School. The school is a 48 year old school situated at Calabarzon Region 4 of Luzon and teaches students from grades seven to eleven with p.t. 3,004 students enrolled.

    Other projects in recent years

    • Excellent Academic Award 2014 - The purpose of the award is to recognize and encourage excellence in all forms at the academic level of Jotun employee’s children. Jotun employees with their families and the 11 awarded children were gathered on the event where each nominee received a certificate of appreciation and monetary support for their upcoming enrollment in June 2014. 
    • Feeding programme for 50 underweight elementary pupils, all of them from extremely poor families - Jotun Philippines and Rotary Club of Paranaque Inc. initiated a 5 month feeding programme in the municipality where its office is located.


  • Poland

    WE SUPPORT! Initiative

    In association with Lions Club Gdansk Amber, within common initiative WE SUPPORT, we have organised an exhibition of photographs made for Jotun Women Calendar by famous Polish photographer Lidia Popiel. It was combined with a fashion show. 
    The initiative was reinforced by a fund raiser hosted by popular TV presenter Tomasz Kammel to finance two projects:
    1)  construction of a leisure arbour for the kindergarten of the Special Education and Childcare Centre no 1 in Gdynia whose students are children with special needs
    2) purchase of the mechanical insufflator for the Saint Lawrence Hospice in Gdynia providing palliative care for the terminally ill children and adult patients and their family members
    As part of the same initiative, for the second year in a row, we also sponsored scholarships for talented young people from Gdynia Art Scholl, who are in difficult social and economic situation.

    Other projects in recent years:

    • Protect  Against the Passing of Time a long-term project to support renovation of heritage sites in Poland with the use of Jotun’s anti-corrosion product range
    • Corporate Relay -  In October 2015, for the first time Jotun Polska team took part in Corporate Relay Race with 3 teams of Runners and Nordic Walkers. Jotun Polska sponsored the grant for the non-governmental project. The event was combined with family picnic
  • Qatar

    World Autism Day

    Jotun Paints in Qatar organized fun-day events at two special needs centres in Doha with the aim of raising awareness about Autism.

    The team organized a paint activity where small villas were painted with Jotun paint. More than 200 children, parents and staff participated and had fun together.

    The Step by Step Learning Center was given a sunshade at their playground area branded by Jotun, the Child Development Centre received a monetary donation of QAR 10,000 and HOPE Qatar received a donation of QAR 5,000.

    From Trash to Treasure

    3D art installation made of bottlecaps highlights amount of waste thrown away each day and raises awareness on importance of reducing, reusing and recycling

    Jotun Paints Qatar recently took part in United Development Company’s (UDC) successful 'From Trash to Treasure' bottle top art project. The project, which is held in association with Qatar Green Building Council, is an art installation-making initiative aimed at increasing awareness on the alarming amount of waste thrown away each day and to inform people on the benefits and advantages to be gained from reducing, reusing and recycling.

    The new 3D pond was unveiled March 29, 2014 at The Pearl Qatar as part of UDC’s Earth Hour 2014 celebrations. Jotun supplied the paints that were used in the creation of the pond.

  • Russia

    Restoration of two memorials perpetuating the victims of the Great Patriotic War

    There are dark pages in human history which even time can’t erase from people’s memory. The Great Patriotic War (1941 – 1945) brought grief to almost every Russian family. 

    Knowing how important and valuable the memories are to local citizens Jotun Russia took a decision to restore two memorials in Leningrad Oblast (near St. Petersburg): the Tomb of Unknown Soldier and Memorial Plates with Soldiers’ Names. The memorials were extremely deteriorated by time and weather.

    The Unveiling Ceremony took place in spring 2015 on the initiative of local authorities. The event gathered hundreds of people who were laying flowers and bringing photos to commemorate the victims of those dark days.

  • Saudi Arabia

    Makkah Charitable for Orphans

    Jotun supports Makkah Charitable for Orphans.

    Jotun supports Makkah Charitable for Orphans.

    Jotun supports Makkah Charitable for Orphans. Jotun sponsors the care of 30 orphans providing them with clothing, education, entertainment and school bags. 

    The agreement was signed in 2008 and is renewed every year.

    Other projects in recent years

    • Mecca Society for Orphans - Jotun supports 10 orphans and 6 students at Mecca Society for Orphans. The agreement is renewed every year.
    • Mecca Society for Orphans - Jotun sponsored training of six students from Mecca Society for Orphans during the summer 2012.
    • Taif Orphans Association in Jeddah - In 2012 Jotun sponsored re-painting of the building of Taif Orphans Association in Jeddah (internal and external) with a total cost of SR 10,432.
    • Orphans Festival in Jeddah - Jotun contributed to the Orphans Festival in Jeddah as Gold Sponsor with SR 30,000 in the years 2011 and 2012.
    • Cooperative Office for Call and Guidance in Al-Lith - In 2012 Jotun donated free paints to Cooperative Office for Call and Guidance in Al-Lith with the cost of SR 23,000.
    • Deaf Women's Club in Jeddah - In 2012 Jotun sponsored re-painting of the Deaf Women's Club building in Jeddah (internal and external) with the cost of SR 58,000.
    • Deaf Women's Club in Jeddah - In 2012 Jotun signed an agreement with the Deaf Women's Club in Jeddah for a period of 5 years to use the club's meeting room for women's seminars. The room was named "Jotun".
    • Cooperative Office for Call and Guidance in Jeddah - In 2012 Jotun donated free paints to Cooperative Office for Call and Guidance in Jeddah with a cost of SR 5,800.
    • Tanweer Center for care and rehabilitation of people with special needs - In 2012 Jotun donated free paint to Tanweer Center for care and rehabilitation of people with special needs for repainting their building with a cost of SR 7,000.
    • Mecca Society for Orphans - Donating free paints to Mecca Society for Orphans for repainting Mosque with a cost of SR 2,303.
    • Back to School Festival 2012 - The Ideal Center for Rehabilitation is the first specialized center for Down's syndrome in Jeddah. Jotun participated in various activities at the center. Jotun sponsored colourful school bags.
      Jotun participated in the celebration of the Saudia National Day by letting the children paint the Saudia flag with Jotun paints. Jotun made a donation to the help center for children with special needs. Jotun made a donation to the closing ceremony of the Al-amal center hope to people with special needs.

  • Singapore

    Paint a New Hope

    Jotun Singapore partnered with NTUC nEbO’s Care Community, CAREturn on the 31st of January 2015 in the community service project “Paint A New Hope” to help touch up and re-paint the walls of the less fortunate in Singapore. This movement was kicked off in 2011, and Jotun Singapore has been a proud sponsor of Paint a New Hope since then.

    Paint A New Hope has helped a total of 154 families since its establishment in 2011 across the island from beneficiary centres such as  Care Corner Family Service Centre (Tampines), Sunshine Welfare Action Mission, Family Life First, TRANS (Bedok), Tembusu SAC and Kampong Kapor Family Service Centre. Over 270 youth volunteers spent their Saturday helping with repainting these homes and putting smiles on faces.

    Other projects in recent years

    • The Mission to Seafarers – A global initiative that provides help and support to seafarers around the world. Whether caring for victims of piracy, providing a lifeline to seafarers stranded in foreign ports, or simply a listening ear, the Mission is on hand night and day to support the world's 1.5 million seafarers. Jotun Singapore is a proud sponsor of this movement.
    • River Safari Singapore – Asia’s first and only river-themed zoo and aquarium, and one of Singapore’s most popular tourist attractions. The river cruise boats were painted by marine coatings proudly sponsored by Jotun Singapore.
    • Youth Skipper Flotilla (YSF) Maritime Heritage Museum on Wheels – Jotun Singapore sponsored paints to help refurbish the ship containers that were used to exhibit marine artifacts. This project was started to honour and preserve Singapore’s maritime heritage, as well as to educate Singapore’s youths about her rich maritime past.
    • Biosphere Foundation – Jotun Singapore sponsored marine coatings for Biosphere Foundation’s sailing vessel Mir, a 1910 classic 113’ sailing ship. The vessel sails between the foundation’s conservation projects between Indonesia and Sri Lanka to help solve environmental challenges
    • Sjømannskirken Singapore – Jotun Singapore sponsored paints to repaint the walls of Sjømannskirken (The Norwegian Seamen’s Mission), a Norwegian church in Singapore. This church was established to secure the moral and religious education of Scandinavian seafarers and to act as a resource centre for all Norwegians travelling around the world.
    • Alzheimer’s Disease Association (New Horizon Centres) – Jotun Singapore supports the cause of the Alzheimer’s Disease Association, caring for its patients and their loved ones. Jotun Singapore provided financial aid to the ADA in September 2012 for their development and growth.
    • Historic Vessel Vega – A movement dedicated to the gathering and delivery of educational and medical supplies to isolated island communities in South East Asia. Jotun Singapore has donated supplies and cash and the involvement over the years has earned Jotun Singapore the Vega Award for Exceptional Achievements in Corporate Social Responsibility in recognition of their dedication and devotion to the betterment of mankind.
  • South Korea

    Active CR performance

    South Korean staff to help clean up environment

    Every employee contributes with voluntary work one day per month

    Chokwang Jotun, South Korea, has as a general aim that all employees shall perform Corporate Responsibilty activities along with regular donations.
    The goal is to clean litter and debris four times a year, perform 20 hours of community service a year or donating a portion of monthly salary to support various charitable causes.

    Examples:
    • TS TongYoung did farm work at the "Beautiful house" (home for elderly people)
    • Chokwang Jotun employees cleaned and painted ‘Sin-pyung Children’s Welfare Center’ in Busan. Besides, Chokwang Jotun donated scholarships to needy students
    • Technical Service team in Busan site went to ‘Blue Bird Senior Care Center’ to help cleaning the center and feeding the seniors together with personal assistants
    • TS Busan regional office spent a day off cleaning and removing litter in a local street
    • The TS team in Ulsan spent a day at a DAVIDA sanatorium cleaning beds and a roof top
    • TS Keo-je regional office cleaned a local beach
    • The TS Mokpo and Gunsan site cleaned a childrens library



    Drive safely

    Jotun in South Korea has established a "Drive safely campaign" to reduce commuter traffic accidents and to increase traffic safety awareness. The campaign is held to early Morning during rush hours at least once a month.

  • Spain

    Valuable learning

    The Galaxie

    The Galaxie is the Foundation’s main asset, has sailed mainly in the Pacific Ocean and has sailed around the world several times. Today it has become a temporary home for young people involved in the projects.

    Jotun Ibérica has collaborated with a foundation helping youngsters with socially difficult backgrounds, and has donated paint for the maintenance of the ships of this organization in the Balearic islands.

    Joves Navegants was founded in 1992 as a Sail Training Program for teenagers by a small group of people involved in the yachting business in Mallorca. However the turning point came in 2003 when JN received a very special gift of a 21.5mt sailing yacht called Galaxie. That same year they also became a registered charity. Since then more than 3000 youngsters have sailed on board the Galaxie, some of which have moved on to make a career for themselves within the Yachting Community.

    The youngsters come from socially difficult backgrounds, some are in care, some have no family or are at risk of being socially excluded from society, mostly through no fault of their own. By giving them the opportunity to sail on board the Galaxie they learn the concept of working together as a team, strengthen social values and personal skills as well as adapting to different situations on board, all valuable assets in life.

  • Thailand

    Shelter for homeless

    a shelter for homeless in Pethchaburi Province

    The shelter takes care of 300 homeless people, both male and female, from the surrounding provinces

    Jotun Thailand Ltd. employees, led by the managing director, visited a shelter for homeless in Pethchaburi Province, around 200 kilometers from Bangkok, and made various donations.

    Being part of Ministry of Social Development and Human Security, the shelter takes care of 300 homeless people, both male and female, from the surrounding provinces. These are people who can not take care of themselves due to health or psychological problems.

    Jotun Thailand wanted to show support by donating paints for renovation, a washing machine, clothes, food and necessary personal stuff. Hopefully this will help in improving the quality of life for these unfortunate people.

    This action is part of Jotuns CSR activities to support and develop the local community and shows one of our core values - we really CARE for the society.

    Other projects in recent years

    • Blood donation among Jotun staff - an easy way to save lives and for our employees to really show that we care. 
    • Library for a remote school in the province of Burirum. In addition to building the library, Jotun painted the school, renovated
      the students' rooms, donated stationery, books, book shelves, sports equipment, etc.

  • Turkey

    Jotun Turkey - "Colours are for everyone"

    Colour App for blind people. Watch campaign film

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    Charity lunch

    Since 2013 Jotun Turkey Istinye head office employees gather for a charity lunch once a month. Volunteer employees bring the food they cook at home to serve their colleagues. Employees who attend the meal donate their lunch money into the "good deed jar". There has been 25 lunch events and the amount raised is around USD 2500.
    The money is donated to poor families who are in need. So far 25 families have received money from the lunch donation, several of them being among Syrian refugees.

  • UAE

    A Colourful experience for children with special needs

    Children with special needs being creative with Jotun paint

    Jotun U.A.E. organised the Colour Day at the Dubai Rehabilitation Centre in spring 2015.

    This social charity event was created to add a touch of colour and a splash of joy to the lives of children with special needs. How moving it was to see our commitment shine through our employees, who volunteered to paint a smile across the face of every child.

    Workstations for activities like painting wooden houses with Jotun paints and face painting roused various colours of excitement within the children. To give them an entertaining, all round experience with art, we also organized workstations for sand art, cup cake decorating and clay sculpting. But the fun and frolic didn’t stop there. It was heart-warming to see the little ones revel in the various games we arranged and relish the treats at the food station, down to the last bite.

    Jotun also donated wooden houses and paint to be used for various workshops conducted by the Dubai Rehabilitation Centre in future. The centre expressed their appreciation by promising their wholehearted co-operation for future events.

    Other projects in recent years

    • The 19th Annual Terry Fox Run 2014 held at Abu Dhabi, Corniche - Jotun Abu Dhabi employees expressed their support and raised awareness in the growing fight against cancer by taking part in the run
    • The National Charity School in Al Garhoud, Dubai, Jotun donated paint so that they could renovate some of their classrooms
    • Disability is an art - The International Day of Disabled was sponsored by Jotun Dubai
    • The European Handcycling Circuit 2014 - Jotun Abu Dhabi in collaboration with 'Zayed Higher Organization for Humanitarian Care' supported the 'Al Ain Club for Disabled' by sponsoring 'The European Handcycling Circuit 2014' held at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi
    • Special kid’s days - Jotun Paints UAE has successfully hosted five special kid’s days for wards coming from the Al Noor Training Centre for Children with Special Needs at Kidzania, Dubai
    • Walk for Education 2014 - Jotun employees and their families took part in the very successful event at Jumeirah beach Park. The annual three-kilometer walk organized by Dubai Cares to recognize the need for primary education in developing countries
    • School bags and supplies to Bilal Bin Rabah Center
    • Painting the future - Jotun Abu Dhabi supports Future Centre School for special needs children through the project “Painting the Future". Jotun Abu Dhabi has donated paints and volunteered at the school located in Mohammed bin Zayed City, Abu Dhabi
    • Takatof Ramadan Project for the needy - Jotun Paints Abu Dhabi and Dubai together contributed AED 100,000 as a donor for the project and also had Jotun employees volunteering for the distribution of Iftar meals
    • Al Noor School for Children with Special Needs in Dubai - A large multi-function room in the Centre was designed and painted by Jotun’s very own interior designers and painters, in order to provide a colourful and safe environment for the children
    • Jotun Powder Coatings, Dubai provides educational assistance for schooling of children of all employees.
    • AL Ain Center for Care & Rehabilitation - free paint to a new block under construction.


  • United Kingdom

    Burton Village Hall Project

    The village hall before the makeover.

    On March 27th a group of Penguins representing most departments of Flixborough set out to redecorate the Burton Village Hall, a village situated close to Flixborough.

    The hall was in desperate need of a makeover, with the villagers not even sure of the last time it was redecorated! It was of course decided that Jotun paints would be used, Lady Vegg & Jotalak and with the help of specification from the UK decorative team we set about the task at hand.

    The hall was finished and presented to the village council they were delighted with the results and extremely grateful for all our hard work. Both days were eventful and very enjoyable, and the end product was fantastic, a great example of penguins from different teams coming together to represent Jotun and do something great for the local community.

    Children in Need 2013

    This picture of the event was in the local paper.

    Children in Need is a campaign run in the UK for Children that are in desperate need of support in both the UK and in underprivileged countries.

    The theme on site at Flixborough was ‘penguin day’ activities included dressing as a penguin and face painting.  Over £1000 was raised.

    Other activities in the UK in 2013 have included:

    • Donation made to charity when an employee ran a marathon
    • Poppy Appeal
    • Donations of paint – local cricket club, a boat and a local village hall
    • Health and wellbeing event for Flixborough employees
    • Anti-corruption workshops
    • Sponsor of an award for the outstanding contribution to a safer community in conjunction with the local council


  • USA

    Hanne Frank boat restoration

    Small fishing boats transported Jews from Denmark to safety in Sweden during World War II.

    In 2014 Jotun USA donated paint and technical support for the restoration of the fishing boat Hanne Frank which is located at the Holocaust Museum in Houston.

    The authentic fishing boat of the type used to ferry Jews and 700 others from small towns along the Danish coast to safety in Sweden under cover of darkness was located and donated to the Museum in 2007. It was transported from Denmark and officially installed as part of the Museum’s Permanent Exhibition “Bearing Witness: A Community Remembers" in ceremonies on Jan. 20, 2008.

    The boat has been intentionally placed next to the Museum’s Holocaust-era railcar, to help the Museum teach students and other visitors the continuing importance of each individual’s responsibility to act when confronted with injustice.

  • Vietnam

    “I Care” helmets to primary school children

    Donating bike helmets as part of the "I Care" programme

    As part of Jotuns global CR guidelines and HSE campaigns in 2014, in early September, Jotun Paints Vietnam offered helmets with Jotun logo “I Care” to all pupils and teachers and awarded scholarships to outstanding pupils at Phuoc Vinh B Primary School in Phu Giao District, one of the poorest schools in the remote areas of Binh Duong Province.

    Mrs. Phuong, HR Manager at Jotun Vietnam, delivered the message of the campaign: “Each of us has loved ones in society, at schools and at home to care and share. We hope that the "I Care" program of Jotun Paints will be more replicated by the school, teachers and pupils. Care for self safety is also the care for loved ones and for the community where we live”.

    Dream Room

    Happy family that got their livingroom painted by Jotun.

    Jotun Vietnam donated paint to the program “Dream Room” organized by Ho Chi Minh City Youth Workers Center. This program aims to support and accompany with youth workers, especially youth workers’ families in difficult circumstances, to encourage them to rise up in their life.

    Terry Fox Run

    250 employees and their families and friends participated in the Terry Fox Run 2014

    Jotun Vietnam has supported the Terry Fox Run to promote our CARE value to the community for many years with the enthusiastic participation of our penguins, families and friends. 

    In November 2014, the run was held in Ho Chi Minh City to raise money for the cancer research fund. Nearly 250 penguins, family members and friends participated in the run. The popular run is widely known and greatly engages our penguin’s families and friends.

    Other projects in recent years

    •  The Que Huong Charity Center in Di An Town, Binh Duong Province - Jotun Vietnam sponsors paints and application costs to re-paint the pre-school and surrounding areas