Tetra Laval Group, Lactalis Nestlé and Danone make contributions

More coronavirus donations announced

By Jim Cornall contact

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Lactalis Nestlé is donating product to hospitals in Guadalajara and Madrid, Spain.
Lactalis Nestlé is donating product to hospitals in Guadalajara and Madrid, Spain.

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To support the global response to the coronavirus crisis, the Tetra Laval Group is donating €10m ($10.9m) to various voluntary organizations supporting the health care systems across the countries the company operates in.

While maintaining important measures to ensure the health and safety of its employees, the Tetra Laval Group, which comprises Tetra Pak, Sidel and DeLaval, said it is fully committed to playing its part in ensuring uninterrupted food supplies during these difficult times.

Lactalis Nestlé

Lactalis Nestlé, a manufacturer of yogurts and dairy desserts, has already delivered more than 35,000 Nestlé yogurts for free to hospital centers in Guadalajara and Madrid, in one of the countries worst hit by the crisis, Spain. The company has made the donations in the vicinity of its factory in Marchamalo (Guadalajara), as part of an initiative that started last week past and still active.

With this donation, Lactalis Nestlé said it recognizes and thanks the health professionals and intends to take care of them at a time when they are taking care of the entire society.

The Guadalajara University Hospital, the Gregorio Marañón, La Paz and the San Carlos Clinical Hospital are some of the hospitals that have received products in recent days.

In addition, Lactalis Nestlé is delivering yogurts to groups at risk of social exclusion through the Madrid City Council.

Each shipment is accompanied by a message of encouragement and hope from the 500 workers at the Lactalis Nestlé factory in Guadalajara.

Danone to support Government's fight against COVID-19 in Malaysia

To help overcome COVID-19, Dumex' parent company Danone has committed to supporting the Malaysian government in managing the health crisis, in line with its "One Planet. One Health" global vision.

As in many countries in ASEAN and in the world, sourcing protective equipment such as masks has become a major challenge and the Government is working to ensure adequate supplies to hospitals directly dealing with COVID-19 treatment.

Danone said it is supporting healthcare workers in local hospitals and clinics, where patients are first assessed prior to COVID-19 testing. The company will be donating and distributing masks and hand sanitizers to an estimated 4,000 nurses at Klinik Kesihatan across Malaysia.

The supplies will be progressively delivered in April to 50 branches of the government-owned clinic, to protect them and reduce their risk of infection.

"At this juncture where healthcare workers risk their lives to aid the fight against the COVID-19 virus in Malaysia, we want to contribute to the collective effort to support and protect all healthcare first responders,” ​Danish Rahman, general manager, Danone Specialized Nutrition, Malaysia, said.

“We would like to express our gratitude to the Malaysian Government and our healthcare workers for their relentless efforts to cope with this unprecedented situation. Let us stay vigilant and united as we face this outbreak together as a nation.”

Danone has been present in Malaysia since 1958 through its Dumex operations, including brands like Dugro, Mamil and more recently global brand Aptagro.

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