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Community Award Winner Announced

Community Award Winner Announced

1 April 2021

The Chemical Business Association (CBA) has announced the winner of its Community Interaction Award – Den Hartogh Logistics.

This annual award recognises excellence by CBA member companies in relation to their engagement with the communities in which they operate. Community involvement is an essential part of CBA’s Responsible Care programme – an industry initiative promoting year-on-year improvements in health, safety, security and environmental management.

CBA’s Community Interaction Award acknowledges a major contribution to community interaction by a member company, one of its employees, or a group of employees.

Den Hartogh Logistics is a leading Logistics Service Provider. It provides dry and liquid bulk logistics for the chemical, gas, polymer and food industry. Established in The Netherlands in 1920, Den Hartogh is a private company with a global presence operating from 47 locations in 26 countries and employing 1,800 people.

The Den Hartogh Community Cares programme began in 2019 to involve the company’s UK employees in Yorkshire (Hull and Immingham), the North West (Carrington), and the North East (Stockton on Tees and Wilton) in socially responsible activities in their various communities. Since the inception of the Community Cares programme, it has helped many local charities with a wide range of projects.

Recent projects and events supported by Den Hartogh’s Community Cares programme include:

• MacMillan Cancer Support – Employees raised over £200 at a MacMillan Coffee morning held in their offices.
• Cancer Research UK – 12 employees raised a total of £1,200 by competing in a ‘Pretty Muddy’ event running through a 5K muddy course.
• Samaritans – The Samaritans Christmas Shoe Box Appeal by employees filling a shoe boxes with gifts for under privileged children
• Maxi Mates – Employees at the Stockton on Tees office presented Christmas Food Hampers to raise funds for Maxi Mates – a dedicated charity helping stray dogs.
• Hartlepool Baby Bank – Employees placed an order for £500-worth of goods to be delivered to the Hartlepool Baby Bank which helps local families struggling with unemployment, low wages, or have suffered domestic violence and cannot afford basic goods.
• Christmas Market – Employees raised £5,000 by taking part in a Christmas Market and firework event which attracted 3,000 people. The funds raised will help to ensure that a local playing field and Recreation Club can remain open.
• St Paul’s Boxing Club – Employees at the Hull office donated £1,000 to buy new punch bags for this local boxing club. This donation was linked to Hull’s Better Health at Work Campaign.

CBA Chief Executive, Peter Newport, said, “Many congratulations go to all the Den Hartogh employees for their commitment supporting local charitable causes. Their hard work and community spirit makes them worthy winners of this year’s CBA Community Interaction Award.

Further information from: Peter Newport, CEO


(1) CBA represents the independent chemical supply chain. Its membership includes distributors, traders, warehouse operators, along with logistics and transport companies. CBA’s members, the majority of which are SMEs, are the main industry interface with thousands of UK downstream chemical users.

(2) CBA member companies have a total annual turnover of £2.75 billion and employ more than 8,700 people distributing, packing, and blending key chemical components and services to virtually every sector of the UK economy. CBA’s logistics member companies handle more than four million tonnes of chemicals annually.

(3) Responsible Care – CBA was the first supply chain organisation in Europe to launch Responsible Care 25 years ago. It has published aggregate performance data for its member companies each year since 1993. Compliance with Responsible Care has been mandatory for CBA members since 2002.

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