Our Focus Areas
The Borealis Social Fund also provides support in crisis situations, such as natural disasters, war and refugee related movements, or health crises. Support can be provided in monetary form, through expertise/ man-power, or through in-kind material donations.
- During the 2015 refugee crisis in Europe, Borealis supported initiatives to help refugees in Austria, such as through the construction of a playground for children at the asylum center in Traiskirchen, Austria.
- During Covid-19, the Borealis Social Fund collaborated with the social business initiative Mask Republic to develop a new model of washable and re-usable face masks, based on the Borealis melt blown fiber material.
- Following Russia's war in Ukraine, the Borealis Social Fund provided donations in 2022 to several organizations, used for immediate relief and long-term recovery.
- In response to the earthquake in Türkiye and Syria in February 2023, the Borealis Social Fund contributed to 34 of the 200 container houses in Adana, Türkiye, which were set up to house families temporarily, while the affected area was being rebuilt.