News Release

Chubb encourages youth to reduce plastic usage in Thailand
Nov 24, 2020
All Chubb staff with student in TFT network

BANGKOK, November 23, 2020 - Chubb Samaggi Insurance Public Company Limited (Chubb) participated in the company’s annual Regional Day of Service (RDS) by focusing on the theme of Education@Heart. This year, educational sessions were organized to educate lower secondary students from the Teach for Thailand network nationwide, Chubb employees and the general public about the problems plaguing the environment and the effects of plastic waste in particular.  

Chubb collaborated with the Teach for Thailand foundation to organize an educational trip for 100 secondary school students (grades 7 to 9) under their network from Prongmadua Wittayakom School, Phattharayan Witthaya School and Pianpinanusorn School. They were accompanied by 100 Chubb volunteers on the visit to Khlong Khon Mangrove Forest Conservation Center in the Thai province of Samut Songkhram. 

The students and volunteers learned about environmental and sustainability concepts, the importance of resource efficiency, how to upcycle waste and developed an awareness of the value of natural resources. During the event, participants were divided into groups for an upcycling workshop, where volunteers transformed discarded plastic bottles into new pencil boxes for the students.  The volunteers then tie-dyed old fabric bags with coconut-husk dye before everyone worked together to plant seedlings in the mangrove.

In addition to these activities, Chubb is also taking part in the “Won” (the Thai word for “loop”) project which collects cleaned plastic bags and film to be reproduced and reused, as well as the “Less Plastic” project which recycles used PET bottles into personal protective equipment (PPE) for medical staff.  In support of these two projects, the company will be collecting used plastic items donated by all staff.

Mr. Andrew Nisbet, Country President of Chubb Samaggi Insurance PCL, stated “This year we continue to support and recognize the importance of education while promoting awareness of environmental issues and the effects of plastic waste.  At Chubb, we have organized a special one-day activity so that students have the opportunity to learn outside the classroom. Together with our employee volunteers, they have gained useful knowledge in a fun and interactive way. We also hope to expand our efforts to encourage all students within the Teach for Thailand network to reduce plastic usage. As many students did not get to go on the educational day-trip, Chubb decided to launch an educational scholarship for winners of a drawing contest with the theme of Dream Nature in My Community. The contest was open to all Grade 7 to 9 students from Teach for Thailand’s network, and garnered more than 200 entries. I’m so impressed by the children’s work which reflected a strong appreciation of the natural environment in Thailand.”

A panel of judges have chosen 20 winners who will each receive a 5,000 Thai Baht scholarship. In addition, 5 winners selected by Chubb’s intermediaries, i.e. agents and brokers in the Popular Vote category, will each receive a 1,000 Thai Baht scholarship. These grants worth a total of 105,000 Thai Baht will help the winners with their education.

Chubb sincerely hopes that this activity will help educate more people about the need to reduce waste as well as the benefits of reusing resources, and more importantly, inspire the students to help preserve the environment.

 

                                                                               

About Chubb

Chubb is the world's largest publicly traded property and casualty insurance company. With operations in 54 countries and territories, Chubb provides commercial and personal property and casualty insurance, personal accident and supplemental health insurance, reinsurance and life insurance to a diverse group of clients.

As an underwriting company, we assess, assume and manage risk with insight and discipline. We service and pay our claims fairly and promptly. The company is also defined by its extensive product and service offerings, broad distribution capabilities, exceptional financial strength and local operations globally.

Parent company Chubb Limited is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CB) and is a component of the S&P 500 index. Chubb maintains executive offices in Zurich, New York, London, Paris and other locations, and employs approximately 33,000 people worldwide.

About Chubb Samaggi Insurance

In Thailand, Chubb Samaggi Insurance Public Company Limited (“Chubb Samaggi Insurance”) provides a comprehensive range of insurance solutions for individuals, families and businesses, both large and small.

As a key player in the local general insurance market, its product offerings include Accident & Health, Fire and Property, Motor and Specialty insurance products for retail clients. In addition, Chubb Samaggi Insurance provides Property, Casualty, Construction, Marine and Financial Lines insurance for corporate clients.

Chubb Samaggi Insurance offers its products and services through a multitude of distribution channels of which direct marketing is its forte. Other channels include banks, brokers, agency and a branch network nationwide. 

The company’s market leadership is largely attributed to its strong partnerships with financial institutions as well as leading companies; the clients and employees of which benefit from tailored protection policies. 

Additional information can be found at www.chubb.com/th

 

 

 

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Thung Song Hong, Laksi, Bangkok 10210