Borealis established the Borealis Social Fund to foster its role as a socially responsible company and to create value for society and business alike. In 2019, the Fund supported a project in rural Myanmar, helping to improve healthcare for the local community by providing a reliable electricity supply to the area’s only hospital.
Kanni, in central Myanmar, is six to seven hours by car from the nearest large city. Its small community hospital is the sole source of emergency care for nearly 15,000 inhabitants in Kanni and the surrounding rural villages. A reliable electricity supply for the hospital is absolutely crucial, particularly during operations. However, like many such facilities, the hospital operated off the electricity grid, with emergency power provided only by a small and polluting diesel generator.