Nestle Malaysia fulfils RM15 mln COVID-19 relief pledge
KUALA LUMPUR,. In support of those adversely affected during the COVID-19 pandemic, Nestle Malaysia has fulfilled its RM15 million pledge by investing in a variety of programmes to assist the underprivileged across Malaysia.
Its chief executive officer Juan Aranols, in a statement today, said that going into 2021 Malaysians can count on Nestle to continue extending a helping hand to vulnerable communities across the nation.
The company’s year long efforts culminated in its Nestle Cares: Back-To-School Programme, in collaboration with the Empire Project, a non-governmental organisation, to donate school uniforms and supplies as well as Nestle products to over 1,100 low-income families.
Other programmes include a partnership with Malaysian Red Crescent Society (MRCS) to distribute Nestle food and beverage products to help nourish frontliners and communities, along with a RM1 million cash contribution for upgrading emergency medical equipment in MRCS ambulances.
“Throughout the year, multiple other initiatives were also spearheaded to improve the livelihoods of vulnerable communities, particularly within the B40 group and affected local small and medium enterprises,” he said.
Among others, Nestle Milks Business unit also coordinated a big donation drive, sponsoring over RM4.5 million worth of Every Day products to over 85,000 Malaysians from vulnerable communities, including charity homes and frontliners based in hospitals.
In response to the recent flooding in east coast states, Nestle extended assistance through MRCS by donating cash and products amounting to close to RM200,000, distributed to Terengganu, Pahang and Kelantan, aiding approximately 500 affected families.