Rettig Group becomes founding donor of the New Childrens’ Hospital in Helsinki

Rettig Group will make a donation worth at least one million euros to the New Childrens’ Hospital in Helsinki by providing the company’s heating products to the planned hospital. Rettig Group is the first founding donor to make an in-kind donation.

”Rettig Group is a Finnish family business that creates value for generations through sustainable and long-term growth. As a family business we understand the importance of the wellbeing of the family. While an appropriate working environment for the hospital staff is crucial when caring for sick children, the role and closeness of the parents is also very important. We are happy that we can support a project of this kind, which is so important for our society and future generations”, said Cyril von Rettig, Chairman of the Rettig Group Board.

”As the New Children’s Hospital serves all the children in the country, it is a nationwide project. The current premises of the Children’s Hospital, which were built in the 1940s, are in very bad condition and do therefore no longer serve its purpose. We are very happy and grateful that Rettig Group is supporting us with such a large donation. This is an effort that requires all possible support of both companies and private individuals”, said Anne Berner, Chairman of the board of Uusi Lastensairaala Tukiyhdistys 2017 ry and the foundation Uuden Lastensairaalan Tuki.

For further information, please contact:
Hans Sohlström, Rettig Group, President and CEO: Tel. +358 (0)400 547 717, hans.sohlström@rettig.fi or www.rettig.fi

Anne Berner, Uusi Lastensairaala tukiyhdistys 2017 ry and Säätiö Uuden Lastensairaalan Tuki, Chairman of the Board:
Tel. +358 (0)400 468 180, anne.berner@uusilastensairaala2017.fi or www.uusilastensairaala2017.fi

Rettig Group is a Finnish family business that creates value for generations through sustainable and long-term growth. In all our businesses we focus on leading positions on selected markets and improved customer value with less environmental impact. Today Rettig Group owns Rettig ICC – Europe’s leading supplier of heat emitters and indoor climate comfort; Nordkalk – Northern Europe’s leading supplier of limestone-based products for industry, agriculture and environmental care; and Bore – the industrial shipping service provider. In 2012, Rettig Group’s turnover was about 970 million euros and the group had about 4400 employees in 25 countries.

Uusi Lastensairaala Tukiyhdistys 2017 ry is a support association, which started to raise funds for the new childrens’ hospital in Helsinki in February 2013. The target is to raise 30 million euros from companies and private individuals. The raised funds will be donated to the foundation Uusi Lastensairaalan Tuki to help build a best-in-class childrens’ hospital in Helsinki by 2017. The foundation will be the builder and long-term general purpose owner of the hospital. Members of the board of the foundation are Anne Berner, Reijo Karhinen, Antti Herlin, Anne Brunila, Jussi Mertsola, Mirjam Kalland and Kari Raivio.