One of HNA’s majority shareholders is Hainan Province Cihang Foundation (“Cihang”). Cihang is a non-profit organisation with the sole purpose of engaging in charitable and educational activities such as disaster relief and poverty alleviation. Cihang was originally established with a donation of €2.8m from HNA. In 2013, the HNA Group donated 20% of its equity to the foundation. Cihang is based in both Hainan Province and Beijing, China.
In addition to the activities of Cihang, the HNA Group also organises many charitable events. To celebrate HNA’s inaugural inclusion in the prestigious Fortune Global 500 list, HNA organised the “HNA Global Charity Run” which was held in 34 cities around the world (15 cities in China) during December 2015 and January 2016.
As part of the “HNA Global Charity Run”, TIP employees organised a 5km run in the famous Vondelpark in Amsterdam. There were over 65 participants with a large representation of TIP’s Dutch based employees and a number of customers and suppliers. €5,000 was raised and donated to Médecins sans Frontières – a great donation for a great cause.
We believe our responsibility goes beyond our core business. Progress and prosperity are driving us when we initiate and support educational, social and cultural projects that help people everywhere to fulfil their potential. Our employees have valuable skills and we encourage them to use these to benefit others through involvement in community projects and social enterprises that produce lasting change. We call this building social capital. This is how we combine our culture of performance with a culture of responsibility.