Our response to COVID-19
Nestlé Indochina extends a helping hand to local communities in the face of COVID-19 pandemic
People are at the heart of our business. Therefore, the health and safety of our employees, business partners and the communities where we operate is extremely important for us. We are working very hard to keep them healthy, safe and supported.
Today, we are right here with the rest of the world in fighting this significant global challenge.
In this pandemic, it is more important than ever to bring our purpose of “enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future” to life, to give back to society in which we operate in the most challenging time.
Partnership with local Thai Red Cross Society
To help our communities around the world cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, Nestlé has announced an important partnership with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to further support those in need during this situation.
On April 20, 2020, our CEO Victor Seah and the Swiss Ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand, H.E. Mrs. Helene Budliger Artieda, visited the Thai Red Cross Society to make a donation to support efforts to combat COVID-19 in Thailand. The Thai Red Cross Society has been offering support to vulnerable groups and working closely with local communities and Village Health Volunteers through Provincial Red Cross Chapters to control the outbreak across the country. Our donation will provide help to medical professionals and facilities in the form of personal protective equipment (PPE), as well as relief kits to the less fortunate individuals impacted by COVID-19.
Product donations to help communities
We have also extended help to local communities. Nestlé products were donated to priority communities around our operations, including
• State Quarantine Center in Sattahip Thailand
• Thammasat University Hospital and Field Hospital
• Siriraj Hospital
• Ramathibodi Hospital
• Bumrasnaradura Hospital
• Chulalongkorn Hospital
• Check points near Nestlé factories
NESCAFÉ Hub: “A Cup of Gratitude”
NESCAFÉ Hub’s offering free coffee as a token of appreciation to healthcare professionals, including medical support functions, during April 10 – 30, 2020 at Saladaeng, Victory Monument, Chidlom and Ari branches.
Efforts from other countries in Indochina
Nestlé Myanmar also made its local contribution to support Myanmar Red Cross Society on April 21st, 2020. Similar contribution to Red Cross Societies in Cambodia and Laos will follow in due course.
Partner with McDonald’s Thailand
Nestlé Thailand partnered with McDonald’s to provide meals and Nestle products to those in need in various communities and at Ronald McDonald House locations.