“gratitude” has an important position in the values of poten enviro, which has been actively participating in various charitable activities and takes responsibility as a corporate citizen. on january 18, 2015, at its 20th anniversary, poten enviro held a charity auction among all the staffs in the company around the theme “green heart and charity dream”. the auction was held concurrently in beijing, shanghai, xi’an, wuhan, and tianjin. the rmb 200,000 raised in the auction would be donated to the foundation “love save pneumoconiosis” to save pneumoconiosis patients.
in order to bring the staffs’ kindness to the most needed, this charity auction had been carefully prepared for more than three months, and a research was made on many public welfare projects. when the staffs visited “love save pneumoconiosis”, they were shocked to see pneumoconiosis patients breathing hard and struggling on the edge of the life and death. “love save pneumoconiosis” was founded on june 15, 2011 under the campaign of “searching and saving pneumoconiosis farmers in china” initiated by wang keqin, a famous reporter. the campaign was launched for 6 million pneumoconiosis farmers who were struggling between life and death and in desperate need of help and care. finally, poten enviro decided to work with “love save pneumoconiosis”, hoping to save “as many pneumoconiosis patients as possible” through the efforts of poten enviro.
this was an unusual charity auction, as all the items were donated by staffs of poten enviro. by january 8, 2015, more than 200 items were donated. except those auctioned at the 20th anniversary celebration on january 18, all the remaining items would be available for charity sale in the internal communication platform of poten enviro.
on january 18, the auction was held in seven venues in five cities through live video and wechat interactions. the staffs in different places were active in the auction, pooling their love together. in the shangri-la hotel in beijing, the prices, either for small items starting at rmb 10 or for valuable famous calligraphy and painting works, were driven unprecedentedly up by the bidders. more than 1,000 staffs took an active part in the auction with unexpected enthusiasm.
the auction not only got donations from the leaders and staffs of poten enviro, but also received support and donations from yang mingsen, director of china environmental news, wang shouchang, a professor of peking university, and other kind-hearted people. the funds raised in this auction would be donated by the poten enviro environmental fund of china environment protection foundation to the project of “love save pneumoconiosis”. (poten enviro group brand building department)