Protecting health, safety and fundamental rights of humans & nature
UN Global Compact
The TMS Group has been an active member of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) for more than a decade and for several years we have been invited to share our efforts with the world by contributing to the UNGC Yearbook.
In 2012, the TMS Group was a key contributor to the “I am Haiti” project together with Franca Art & Fashion, a charity in Hong Kong founded by TMS CEO, Frank Fleischer and his wife Caroline. This project supports children of the Maranatha School and Orphanage in Haiti since it was struck by the devastating earthquake in 2010. TMS produced a series of cashmere scarves with motives of the chiildren’s artwork and managed the distribution with net proceeds going direct to the orphanage.
The TMS Group has been a long- term primary contributor to the rebuilding of the Sacred Heart Primary and High School located in the Paramankeni Kanchipuram coastal district of the Chennai region of India. The sponsorship dates back to the devastating tsunami that which struck throughout Southeast Asia nearly a decade ago. Today TMS is continuing to provide funds for daily meals and takes care of school uniforms each school year. Individual outstanding students are provided with private scholarships from our Management to enable them to take on higher education.
Community Service Update:
In July 2015 TMS Group, represented by Mr. Henning von Borries and Ms. Irene Hernando, met with Charles Dittmeier who is in charge of the DDP organization in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. DDP stands for deaf development program and is taking care of those amongst us who are born deaf or deaf-mute. In countries such as Cambodia people being born deaf or deaf-mute are often isolated from the rest of the community and without chances to participate on a normal daily life. With his organization Charles Dittmeier is giving those people not only a home and a meeting point but education and job training support. If you are interested to find out more about DDP please visit their website at www.ddp-cambodia.org.
TMS brought big smiles to DDP with a donation in form of sample garments from our collections and developments. We were glad to help and will certainly stay in touch with this great organization.
Executive Vice President
The TMS Group regularly joins initiatives of our customers, suppliers and friends alike. By this we could participate in the Abercrombie & Fitch Challenge to support The Ohio State University Medical Center’s Program for Health, celebrate Gordon’s marathons for the Child Welfare Scheme or donate to other small community projects we engage with. Give back to the communities in which we live and work has become a core philosophy of our entire team at TMS.