Welcome from the Chairman of the Board of Trustees

A meaningful commitment

Our primary role in the Hempel Foundation is to provide a sound economic base for the operations of the Hempel Group. This is a challenging but rewarding task.

Hempel is a world leader in advanced coating technology. On the basis of its outstanding skills in research and technology development and commitment to offering the best possible service in the coating sector, Hempel provides quality surface protection solutions to customers in the shipping and manufacturing sectors, and for decorative applications (buildings), containers and yachts, among others. The key to Hempel's ongoing success lies in the 5,500 skilled, dedicated and loyal employees who work for the Hempel Group at various locations around the world. Click here for more information on the Hempel Group.

Jørgen Christian Hempel founded Hempel in 1915. His values, ideas, thoughts and visions remain an integral part of our approach to running and further developing the business.

Accordingly our secondary purpose is to support social and charitable causes.

We have decided to focus that support on providing education for children in need and research in environmentally sustainable technologies within the coating industry.

We see education for children in need as part of breaking the cycle of disadvantage that affects so many children living in poverty. Every time I visit one of our many projects around the world, I see with my own eyes the real positive difference we make for the children we help.

The other focus for allocating our donation resources is research projects in environmentally sustainable technologies within the coating industry. Click here for more information on our exciting projects.

Foundations have an important role to play, both in the business context as company owners, and for the wider community through their support for social and charitable purposes. This has created considerable interest in the activities and policies of the foundations. 

Richard Sand

Chairman, Hempel Foundation