Recently, Chongqing Cummins Engine Company Ltd. (CCEC) created a new record in Every Employee Every Community (EEEC) participation rate in one action, with 863 employees participated, accounting for 66.2% of 1304 employees, contributing 863 EEEC hours. More than 2500 families and near 10,000 residents benefited from this activity.
From the very early days of the plant at CCEC, most of CCEC employees lived in the three communities surrounding CCEC. In these three communities, there are 30 residential buildings for employees built in 1970s and 1980s. Since it has been a long time after the construction of these buildings, the paint on the external walls of them came off seriously, showing an unsightly appearance. Meanwhile, because the residents have not been exposed to the latest environmental regulations, requirements, or education, they have been at a disadvantage in terms of being able to progressively develop their living standards and surrounding community accordingly.
On July 17, 2012, CCEC CIT organized 863 employees, including the company's senior leadership team, to wash and paint the external walls of these 30 residential buildings. In addition, CCEC employees assisted in clean-up efforts of garbage and trash surrounding the local residential buildings. Also, the CIT partnered with the experts from Global Village of Beijing Environment Education Center to carry out “low-carbon living, green home” training towards the residents in an effort to teach them the importance of preserving their environment through effective separation of refuse in their homes, proper classification of hazardous and non-hazardous waste, and how to recognize risks posed by their day to day actions.
The community residents are delighted by the results. Xu Luyu, the leader of the Residents' Committee, said: “In recent years, CCEC has invested a lot of manpower and financial resources to help the renovation of the community roads, removing and transporting the garbage, greening the environment, etc., which makes the residents appreciate that CCEC is a responsible corporation.”
CCEC总经理安卓对此次活动给予了很高的评价。他说：“这次员工参与的清扫和粉刷外墙的活动不仅解决了短期的环境需求，而且融入了AG电投网CR关注的另一重点--教育，是一个很好的范例。环境教育对社区居民的思想和行为将产生长期持续的影响。” Andrew Penca, CCEC General Manager, gave high marks to the activity. He said: “The activity was a great example of our employees assisting in fixing short term environmental needs with clean-up and painting while combining it with another of Cummins three core CR priorities: Education. The environmental training was a great example of using education to address longer-term systemic changes on how the community thinks and operates.”