Coca-Cola Vietnam, Collector Network give free waste management training to workers

Tuesday, Oct 10, 2023 14:07

A worker in Đà Nẵng joins in "Informal Waste Workers’ Health and Occupational Safety Day” to study complimentary health assessments. — Photo courtesy of Coca-Cola Vietnam

Coca-Cola Beverages Vietnam Limited (Coca-Cola Vietnam) and the Collector Network (TCN), a social initiative under ReForm Plastic, organised "Informal Waste Workers’ Health and Occupational Safety Day”.

In alignment with sustainable development in Việt Nam, this partnership is aimed at implementing comprehensive solutions to support workers in the waste management sector in Đà Nẵng City.

The collaboration provided comprehensive training in waste collection skills and knowledge, complimentary health assessments, and distributed essential health and first-aid protective equipment to 230 waste collectors, mainly women, operating within the city of Đà Nẵng.

The partnership also aims to increase the number of supported workers through the Collector Network from 650 people to 850 people by the end of 2023.

This includes the provision of welfare packages, the organisation of support events, and increasing public awareness of the crucial contributions made by informal waste collectors to society.

“We hope our partnership will highlight their endeavours and efforts in the community, enhancing the safety and well-being of those individuals who diligently 'give back life' to waste as part of their meaningful work,” said Karen So, managing director of Swire Coca-Cola.

On this occasion, Liên Chiểu People's Committee’s recognised Coca-Cola Vietnam’s contributions to community support in the District by presenting the Certificate of Merit to the Company.

"Informal Waste Workers’ Health and Occupational Safety Day” was organised at EkoCentre.

EkoCentre operates through the "Golden Triangle" model, a three-party partnership between business, government, and social organisations, in numerous provinces and cities.

In 2015, the first EkoCentre opened its doors.

Currently, Coca-Cola is running 12 EkoCentres across the nation, giving more than 1 million people access to approximately 14 million litres of pure drinking water.

By operating their own enterprises from EkoCenter kiosks and through helpful training programs such as e-Learning entrepreneurship that bolster business ideas and relevant skills, women have the opportunity to improve their social standing and economic stability. — VNS

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