Nestlé Vietnam supporting frontliners in fighting COVID-19

February 03, 2021 | 18:13
Swiss-backed Nestlé Vietnam has donated nearly 45,000 drink and nutritional items to support the localities which were hit hard by the recent recurrence of the COVID-19 pandemic in Hai Duong province, less than 60km from Hanoi.
nestle vietnam supporting frontliners in fighting covid 19
Nestlé Vietnam presenting donations to Hai Duong province at the headquarters of the Hai Duong Women’s Union

Under the close guidance of the Central Committee of Vietnam Women’s Union, the Women’s Union of Hai Duong province, and relevant government agencies, Nestlé’s drink and nutritional products will be delivered to quarantine centres, field hospitals, and residential areas that are being temporarily isolated for pandemic control purposes in Hai Duong province – the epicentre of the current COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, including Chi Linh city (Chi Linh district), Nam Sach district, Kim Thanh district, and Kinh Mon district.

“In pandemic times, we want to accompany partners and government agencies in supporting the frontliners in fighting COVID-19. More than ever, we want to spread this active message as well as encourage the consumers and the community to protect their health and join hands with the frontliners to overcome the challenges stemming from the current pandemic,” said Binu Jacob, managing director of Nestlé Vietnam.

nestle vietnam supporting frontliners in fighting covid 19
Representatives of Nestlé Vietnam giving presents to Hai Duong province at Kim Thanh District People's Committee

Right after the pandemic erupted in March 2020, Nestlé Vietnam set out five priorities to steer through challenging times, including ensuring safety and employees’ benefits and optimising supply sources; optimising distribution channels and dynamically approaching consumers; and supporting the government and the community to mitigate pandemic implications.

In the past year, Nestlé Vietnam and La Vie, a member of Nestlé Vietnam, donated nearly VND40 billion ($1.73 million) in kind and in cash, and 88,000 medical face masks to the fight against COVID-19 in Vietnam. The company also made efforts to support its small trading partners affected by the pandemic like small eateries or school canteens with a total gift value reaching VND22 billion ($956,520).

The company has closely followed regulations on pandemic prevention in light of the government’s guidance, and disseminated these regulations to all employees. Measures like measuring the body temperature of workers before entering the factory areas, giving priority to online meetings, and increasing distancing in production areas, among others, have been observed meticulously.

By Anh Duc

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