Nestlé Vietnam supports central region's fight against COVID-19

13:44 | 25/08/2020
Consistent with the motto of Better Quality of life for Vietnamese People and lending a hand for a healthier future, Nestlé Vietnam and La Vie, another member under Nestlé group, have been stepping up co-operation with relevant state agencies to support the fight against COVID-19 in Vietnam’s central region.
nestle vietnam supports central regions fight against covid 19
Nestlé Vietnam and La Vie donating gifts to the isolation centre in Que Son district, Quang Nam

The expected beneficiaries are the front-liners in combating COVID-19 as well as the local community hit by the pandemic in Danang city and Quang Nam province.

Along with this, with support from diverse partners like the Vietnam Youth Federation, Youth Union of Danang city, Lao Dong Newspaper, the Danang Health Department and several other units, Nestlé Vietnam and La Vie have donated nearly 700,000 products to the front-lines in dealing with COVID-19, including medical staff and on-duty forces doing their work at hospitals, medical centres, quarantine points, and in different isolation areas at localities nationwide.

The wide assortment of products include La Vie mineral water, nutritional drink and food with brands NESCAFÉ, NESCAFÉ Espressoda, and drinking yogurt Nestlé Yogu, as well as MAGGI, among others.

“In the face of COVID-19, Nestlé Vietnam has actively engaged in activities to support Vietnamese front-liners in the fight against the prolonged pandemic as well as people struggling during the health crisis. The Vietnam Youth Federation holds high esteem for these philanthropic activities,” said Nguyen Tuong Lam, deputy chairman of the Vietnam Youth Federation.

Right after the health crisis broke out in March, Nestlé Vietnam has teamed up with diverse government agencies and localities to support the front-liners dealing with COVID-19 with a total funding value surpassing VND12 billion ($521,740) in kind and in cash.

nestle vietnam supports central regions fight against covid 19
Nestlé Vietnam actively supports the fight against COVID-19 in the central region

The company also lent a helping hand to small trading households hit by the pandemic such as small restaurants, food shops, and school canteens to surmount the challenging times with the total gift value reaching VND22 billion ($956,520).

Along with serving consumers, Nestlé Vietnam has been focusing on programmes on moulding common values as well as proactively handling its corporate social responsibilities.

Aside from that, the company has also expedited a raft of programmes to support business partners, customers and local communities hit by the pandemic.

For instance, the company has donated 88,000 medical face masks valued at VND1.4 billion ($60,870) to the Agency of Preventive Medicine under the Ministry of Health, aiding the fight against COVID-19.

“Amid the recent resurgence of COVID-19, Nestlé Vietnam holds our firm commitment to accompany other business partners and government agencies to aid the front-liners and more than ever before, we want to spread the message as well as promote a healthy living style among local consumers and the community to steer through challenging COVID-19 times,” said Binu Jacob, Nestlé Vietnam managing director.

Along with serving consumers, Nestlé Vietnam has been focusing on programmes on moulding common values as well as proactively handling its corporate social responsibilities. For its contributions to the country’s social and economic development, Nestlé Vietnam has recently been honoured with a Certificate of Merit from the prime minister.

By Dinh Thuy

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