Konica Minolta helps fight child exploitation with 14,000 feet skydive
- 08 April, 2016 16:04
Eric Holtsmark - General Manager of Channel Partners, Konica Minolta
Three executives from Konica Minolta have thrown themselves out of a plane at 14,000 feet to support not-for-profit organisation, Project Futures, in its fight to end human trafficking, slavery and child exploitation.
The ‘Toss the Boss’ initiative, held April 2, in Wollongong saw Konica Minolta Australia business solutions managing director, David Cooke, channel partners general manager, Eric Holtsmark, and managed content services general manager, Craig Broadbent, participate in the skydive challenge following nominations from colleagues.
The initiative aimed to raise awareness and generated $21,000 in funding for the Australian beneficiary of Project Futures, Child Wise that is dedicated to protecting children with its National Child Abuse Prevention Helpline.
“I have long been a supporter of the fight against human trafficking, exploitation and slavery," Cooke says.
"This initiative was a great opportunity to put that support into action, albeit from 14,000 feet.
"Konica Minolta places corporate social responsibility in high esteem, and a big part of this is supporting organisations like Project Futures, and their valuable work in the community locally and overseas.
"This kind of support is a powerful way for organisations to make a difference."