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Charitable appeal – Sabin Metal helping orphans and Ukrainian refugees

Through the Andrew Sabin Family foundation, precious metal recycler Sabin Metal is sponsoring the construction of an orphanage and bomb shelter at the City of Goodness domestic violence centre in Western Ukraine. It has raised $250,000 of the $350,000 goal and is now asking for help to secure the rest.

To date, the centre has taken in more than 60 orphans as well as refugees from across the country. As the number of residents increases, the need for more space and heightened safety is an imperative.

BASF to end Russian activity

BASF’s board has decided to also wind down all business activities in Russia and Belarus by the beginning of July, except those needed to support food production. The company said that the decision was driven by the recent developments in the war in Ukraine and international law, including the fifth sanctions package by the EU.

Chemical companies suspend business with Russia

Clariant, Solvay, Chemours and Novozymes have all announced plans to suspend business with Russia in response to the invasion of Ukraine. They have all also pledged support for employees in the affected countries and made donations to support relief operations.

Clariant suspended operations with immediate effect. CEO Conrad Keijzer said: “Continuing to do business under these circumstances is incompatible with our purpose and values”. The company has a sales office and a laboratory in Moscow, which contribute about 2% of its sales. It also employs 146 people in Ukraine.

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