A number of corporates continue to do their best to flatten the curve in the fight againt the COVID-19 crisis, with the internationally acclaimed food and beverage giant, Nestlé, being the latest to announce several relief effort contributions across various parts of the continent.
In a statement sent to NOWinSA Tuesday, Nestlé emphasised that it is its duty as a “people’s driven company” to enhance the quality of life and contribute to a healthier future.
“We further recognise that dealing with the current challenge pandemic cannot be apportioned to Governments alone but that, as a business, we have a responsibility. This is a societal challenge that requires a societal response,” Nestlé SA chairman, Bruno Olierhoek said.
Furthermore Nestlé believes that business results and positive societal impact should be mutually reinforcing.
To achieve this, the company places a great deal not only on creating value for its employees and customers, but also on being key drivers of community-development projects which “contribute to the communities where we live and work”.
Below are the amounts of donations and beneficiaries it has concluded:
- R5 million to South Africa’s Solidarity Fund.
- 1 million Mauritian Rupee to Mauritius’ Solidarity Fund.
- Over R10 million to the International Federation of Red Cross Societies in South Africa, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Tanzania on COVID-19 relief interventions at country level.
- An additional half a million Rands to National Disaster Funds in Zimbabwe and Ethiopia.
NB: In the coming weeks, Nestlé is expected to make further COVID-19 relief announcements around community-initiatives, frontline workers support as part of its ongoing response towards fighting the novel coronavirus.
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