- HS Timber Group has financed in 2021 social projects in Romania worth over 5.06 million Euro
- Social services, environmental and forward-looking projects were priorities for the Group
- In the 2010-2021 timeframe, the sponsorships of HS Timber Group amounted to over 15.86 million Euro
HS Timber Group, a company present in Romania with five wood processing units, has sponsored in Romania social projects worth over 5.06 million Euro, in 2021 alone.
“The year 2021 has continued to be a challenging one in all sectors due to the persisting worldwide COVID-19 pandemic,” said Dan Bănacu, General Manager of HS Timber Productions Romania. “We paid increased attention to the health protection of our employees and also offered financial and material support to local communities, aiming to make the difference where there was a greatest need for help in social, environmental and forward-looking projects.”
In Alba-Iulia, where a ‘Different Kind of Hospital’ is being built – the first National Pediatric Centre in Romania, for children with cerebral palsy, neuromotor disorders and trauma - the company contributes to the arrangement and equipping of a therapy room, so that those children who need so much specialised help to find their oasis relief, together with their families.
In Siret, the company supported the Hospital for Chronic Diseases in renovating the central pavilion, including the roof and the façade, which, due to the passage of time, questioned the safety of patients and passers-by. With this renovation, which has preserved the same architecture as that of the previous construction, the conditions offered by the hospital unit have improved considerably.
Also in Siret, HS Timber Group is involved in the renovation and modernisation works at the Ingvar Kamprad Social Assistance Centre within the Social Assistance Directorate. Thus, residents of the centre, especially social cases, people without relatives and possibilities, people with disabilities and at risk, or grandparents left alone, will still have decent conditions for a quiet living in old age.
To all this is added support with wood products for local communities, such as blockboards and solid wood products for school and kindergarten furniture, but also renovation and maintenance works. In addition, for the sixth year in a row, pellets were donated for the winter heating of the Chronic Diseases Hospital in Siret, Suceava County and at the children's social center "St. Ștefan” of the Caritas Foundation from Sâniob, from Bihor County.
In Valea Mare, in Covasna County, a playground for children from the village was born and three schools from the county were equipped with interactive whiteboards. The support of educational projects continues and the company finances the afterschool program in Reci, of which benefit the children from the village. Also, in Târgu Secuiesc, the hospital kitchen was renovated and equipped with the support of the company.
Also in Covasna County, HS Timber Productions Reci employees participated as volunteers in a large greening action on the banks of the Olt and Negru rivers, a project carried out under the patronage of the Ministry of Environment, Waters and Forests, and the company sponsored the installation of special video monitoring cameras for riverbank surveillance, in a project to prevent the illegal dumping of waste.
In Comănești, Bacău County, the company supports extensive renovation works of the Ioan Lascăr City Hospital as well as three high schools in the county to equip laboratories and other facilities for students.
HS Timber Group has concluded with the Tomorrow's Forest Foundation a strategic partnership to implement together social and environmental projects that promote the responsible development of forests in Romania, for the benefit of local communities. Since the launch of the Tomorrow's Forest project, 797,000 seedlings have been planted on 186 ha of land in nine counties and a responsible forestry programme was initiated, within which a mobile modular bridge was built at Târnava Mare. It improves forest infrastructure and protects watercourses in mountainous areas. The development of projects for biodiversity conservation in existing forest areas will also be supported.
The regions in which it is active are the basis for the company’s success and thus it will continue to demonstrate its commitment to local communities.