At Royal IHC, we are committed to contributing to a better life for those in need. By sharing our knowledge and resources, and by supporting our employees’ initiatives, we aim to help those for whom a little bit of effort can make a world of difference. The IHC Merwede Foundation contributes to social, environmental and cultural activities on behalf of, and in cooperation with, IHC employees around the world.
The overall objective of the IHC Merwede Foundation, established in 2012, is to support charitable projects in countries where the company conducts its business activities and where its employees are directly involved in operations. This can be achieved through the financial support of existing organisations, or by contributing to initiatives that employees are able to commit to anywhere in the world.
We are proud of our dedicated ambassadors and the projects IHC contributes to. Over the past few years, the IHC Merwede Foundation has supported over twenty initiatives, ranging from donations to local food banks and hospices, to the sponsorship of IHC employees participating in sporting events. In addition, the foundation has several long-term partnerships with charitable organisations around the world, such as Samen voor Zambia (Together for Zambia), The Winddrinker and World Vision.
Royal IHC is supporting Samen voor Zambia in order to contribute to a better future for younger people in Zambia.
By helping to optimise the design of the Winddrinker system, Royal IHC is contributing to the battle against the scarcity of clean drinking water.
The IHC Merwede Foundation has joined forces with charitable organisation World Vision to tackle child labour in shipbreaking yards.
Since 2015, the IHC Merwede Foundation has been supporting the charitable organisation, Mercy Ships. Every year, we send volunteers on board the floating hospital, AFRICA MERCY, to assist with its annual maintenance.
In line with Royal IHC’s commitment to creating better prospects for young people in need, the IHC Merwede Foundation has been helping to create a more sustainable future for Simanyene Secondary School in Somerset West, South Africa.
Annually, Royal IHC contributes €100,000 to the IHC Merwede Foundation. In principle, the IHC Merwede Foundation itself is not engaged in active fundraising. However, should you wish to make a donation, you are most welcome. Please use IBAN number NL07ABNA0550093060. Thank you for your support.
The IHC Merwede Foundation is appointed as an ‘Algemeen Nut Beogende Instelling’ (ANBI) by the Dutch tax authorities.