about HEMA Foundation
HEMA is for everyone and is at the heart of society. This means we have a responsibility towards the community around us, which is why I am proud that the HEMA Foundation was founded in 2018.
The HEMA Foundation works to promote an inclusive society, in which everyone can play an active role in daily life. Each in their own way. There are already a number of initiatives that aim to make society “more inclusive”, set up by the government, non-profit organisations and business. At the same time, there is still plenty of space for innovative, unifying initiatives that contribute to a structural solution. With the HEMA Foundation, we want to stimulate this at the strategic level. We do so by using the foundation to build on the strength of HEMA: an organisation for everyone that develops products with characteristically unique design.
Every three years, the foundation bootst a theme that contributes to inclusivity. We are starting with the topic of language skills – because being able to read and write well has a significant positive impact on your daily life. We are also working to make inclusive design a key principle in the design community.
Our rapidly-changing society requires a new approach to social problems, one characterised by creativity and collaboration. That is why we work in close collaboration with many different parties, including NGOs, experts, designers, academies and companies. We also look closely at activities that have already been put in place by other organisations, so that our activities can truly have a supplementary, reinforcing effect.
This helps us ensure that the activities of the HEMA Foundation contribute to a better daily life. For everyone.
Director HEMA Foundation