16:18 | 25/09/2020 Companies
SABIC, a global leader in diversified chemicals, has remained committed to supporting people, communities and frontline workers in Asia Pacific throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.
The company has implemented a range of corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives from monetary donations, distribution of food packages, relief material and protective kits to communities and frontline workers.
In Vietnam, to address the socioeconomic impact of the pandemic on those whose livelihoods have been hard hit during the pandemic, SABIC worked with the Red Cross in Vietnam to donate and distribute support vouchers to needy individuals in the provinces of Hoa Binh, Gia Lai and Binh Dinh. These vouchers could be exchanged for food essentials and household necessities to help mitigate the financial hardship of these beneficiaries who were either elderly, or had lost their jobs and income, due to the pandemic. In total, SABIC donated over VND695 million (US$30,000) and has to date, reached out to 1,200 needy individuals.
SABIC worked closely alongside its Vietnamese customers at the height of the pandemic, to deliver materials in support of the local production of over 55,000 ventilators and 360,000 safety googles, urgently needed globally on the medical frontlines.
Across Asia Pacific, SABIC has donated over US$582,000 with a focus on providing essential medical supplies and food packages. These donations in the region included an employee donation and corporate matching campaign that was globally implemented. The campaign saw employees across its Asia Pacific locations donating generously towards relief efforts for Covid-19, with the amount collected effectively doubled through the corporate matched portion by SABIC.
Janardhanan Ramanujalu, Vice President & Regional Head, SABIC South Asia & ANZ, said, “SABIC, like the rest of the world, finds itself in unprecedented times. As we navigate the new normal, we remain steadfast in our commitment to support communities, customers, employees and stakeholders across the region.”
“SABIC material solutions have been used in the production of urgently needed personal protective equipment, masks, Covid-19 test kits, ventilators and barrier screens across the region. Whether it’s through our materials, collaborative efforts or CSR initiatives, we strive to employ our strengths and resources to support communities in need during these challenging times,” he added.