Nestlé Vietnam joins efforts to aid flood-hit Central Vietnam

16:38 | 02/11/2020
To support Vietnam’s central region that is severely hit by continuous floods and land erosions as well as rescue forces that are constantly risking themselves, Nestlé Vietnam has recently donated the region nutritional food and drink products valued at VND2.1 billion ($91,300).
nestle vietnam joins efforts to aid flood hit central vietnam
Chairwoman of the Vietnam Women’s Union Ha Thi Nga (right, middle) and vice chairwoman Tran Thi Huong (left, middle) receiving supporting products from Nestlé Vietnam

Additionally, the company’s employees have contributed VND700 million ($30,430) in cash, raising the support for the flood-hit central region to VND2.8 billion ($121,740).

On October 30 in Hanoi, the representative of Swiss-backed Nestlé Vietnam handed over the donations of money, nutritional food and drink to the Vietnam Women’s Union to be transferred to people in flood-hit areas in the provinces of Quang Tri, Quang Binh, and Ha Tinh.

Earlier, through Lao Dong newspaper, Nestlé Vietnam had donated the first relief package of its nutritional food and drink products under MILO, MAGGI, and some other brands to people and rescue teams in provinces severely affected by natural disasters, including Thua Thien-Hue and Quang Tri.

La Vie, a member under Nestlé Group, has supported 100,000 litres of natural mineral water with value surpassing VND700 million through its partners to aid affected provinces.

nestle vietnam joins efforts to aid flood hit central vietnam
Through its partner, Lao Dong newspaper, Nestlé Vietnam donates gift packages to members of the Trade Union and the labourers in Thua Thien-Hue province

According to the Vietnam Women’s Union, from October 8 until present continuous storms and floods are causing downpours and tragic land erosions have caused critical consequences to Vietnam’s central region.

In recognition of the company’s achievements and its contributions, Nestlé Vietnam was honoured a Certificate of Merit by the Vietnamese prime minister in August 2020.

Under the spirit of “national solidarity”, the Union has called on organisations and individuals to support its members, women, and people in the central region in these challenging times and received warm response actions.

The Union will join efforts with its members to handover these contributions directly to the hands of affected people.

“Pursuing our long-term targets to support community development, apart from food and nutritional products, the company has called on our staff with a total contributed value reaching VND700 million to join efforts with other organisations supporting people in affected localities, helping them to soon stabilise their life after the disaster,” said Truong Bich Dao, HR director at Nestlé Vietnam.

In its efforts to support the Vietnamese government and the local community to overcome the of COVID-19, Nestlé Vietnam has contributed nearly VND40 billion ($1.74 billion) in cash and in kind to aid the fight against the pandemic. In recognition of the company’s achievements and its contributions, Nestlé Vietnam was honoured a Certificate of Merit by the Vietnamese prime minister in August 2020.

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