Innokas Medical and its personnel participates in the Cycling Competition (Kilometrikisa in Finnish), which is a playful contest for different kinds of teams aiming to enthuse people to cycle more. The Cycling Competition started on 1st of May and it will be closed at the end of September (on 22nd).
“Our team consists of the employees of Innokas Medical. Every participant will record their cycled kilometers or minutes during the race, raising the total amount of the cycled kilometers or minutes of their team. The winning team is the one who has the biggest amount of kilometers or minutes cycled per participant at the end of the race”, tells Satu Heiskari, who is working as Sourcing Manager at Innokas and coordinates the company’s participation in the race.
“We’ve organized the participation in the Cycling Competition with our TYKY team few times before. During the race last year, we hit our new record as last year we gathered altogether over 15 000 cycled kilometers”, Heiskari continues.
Even if there are some prizes for the teams with best results, this is only a playful contest, which mainly enthuses people to cycle more.
Chain Reaction as part of Cycling Competition
In addition to Cycling Competition, Innokas Medical and its personnel will also take part in the Chain Reaction launched by Finnish Red Cross. In the Chain Reaction, the teams are cycling for the fight against the climate change; the target is to help Tadzhikistan’s mountain regions, which are suffering from the lack of clean water and illnesses caused by that, the melting of glaciers and continuous mudslides due to climate change.
“Donation funds will be used to build clean water points and sanitary facilities in villages in these mountain areas”, Heiskari tells.
The idea of this Chain Reaction is based on the reduction of exhaust emissions, as every cycled 25 kilometers will reduce CO2 emissions by about 4kg. Every company or team taking part in the Chain Reaction will support Finnish Red Cross’ work against the climate change with 1 euro donation for every 25 kilometers cycled.
“Taking part in the Cycling Competition promotes both health and well-being of our employees. Additionally, through Chain Reaction, we can carry out our social responsibility as a company”, Elina Ihme, who is working as Head of Marketing and Communications at Innokas, ponders and continues:
“I am very thankful for our active TYKY team who is organizing Innokas’ participation both in the Cycling Competition and in the Chain Reaction.”
In the name of promoting health and well-being of people, carrying the social responsibility as a company and supporting the work against the climate change Innokas Medical encourages other companies as well to join both of these contests!
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Picture source: Suomen Punainen Risti
Source of contests: kilometrikisa.fi ja punainenristi.fi/ketjureaktio