May 24, 2013
18 June 2012
Bombarded for its products, Diageo Moët Hennessy (Thailand) Ltd (DMHT) is turning its profits for social benefits.
It recently launched ‘DMHT – Growing Together’ project, an initiative to support social entrepreneurship in Thailand. In partnership with Population and Development International (PDI), the company will empower social entrepreneurs with the skills and funds necessary to bring to life their innovative solutions to social and environmental issues, for the duration of the 2 year project.
Based on its strong commitment to social contributions, DMHT has joined with PDI to initiate ‘DMHT – Growing Together’ to foster the development of ‘Social Entrepreneurship’ role models in Thailand, to encourage self-sustaining enterprises that generate income and will directly benefit the community.
"Our philosophy is to empower the social entities selected by PDI, so they can establish their projects and become self-sustaining. Most importantly, our assistance will allow them to maintain and grow their contribution to address social and environmental issues in Thailand. We expect that our initial support will contribute to developing a sustainable society," said Graeme Harlow, managing director of DMHT.
Dr. Tanatat Puttasuwan, Executive Director, PDI, explained that “social entrepreneurship is a new concept for providing social contributions. It enables social entities to become self-sustaining through their own activities, instead of depending on traditional philanthropic models.”
‘DMHT – Growing Together’ is part of a global Diageo program that aims to provide people with the skills and funds necessary to bring to life innovative ideas for tackling local social and environmental issues. In the Asia Pacific region, the project has been successfully implemented in countries such as Indonesia, Korea, Singapore, China, Vietnam and Cambodia.
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