He emphasized that the contributions are part of Nestlé's purpose, which is to enhance quality of life and contribute to a healthier future. Below are the amounts of donations and beneficiaries:
- R5 million to South Africa's Solidarity Fund.
- 1 million Mauritian Rupee to Mauritius' Solidarity Fund.
- Over R10 million to the International Federation of Red Cross Societies in South Africa, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Tanzania on COVID-19 relief interventions at country level.
- An additional half a million Rands to National Disaster Funds in Zimbabwe and Ethiopia.
"We further recognize that dealing with the current challenge pandemic cannot be apportioned to Governments alone but that, as a business, we have a responsibility. This is a societal challenge that requires a societal response," added Olierhoek.
In the coming weeks, the company is expected to make further COVID-19 relief announcements around community-initiatives, frontline workers support as part of its ongoing response.
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