Nestle India Extends its Commitment to Fight against Coronavirus
News Desk, News Nation 360 : Nestlé care deeply for people, for the communities in which they operate, and have an essential role to play during the COVID-19 crisis. They also care for and are deeply committed to the responsibility to provide good nutrition to people in this hour of need. Nestlé's efforts to battle COVID-19 encompass five areas to which they commit energy, focus and resources : For The Communities : They commit to initially, a sum of INR 15 crores towards feeding programs for less privileged sections of society through
participation with leading and credible NGOs engaged in this along with distribution of essential groceries to the needy. They will also support out of the fund, purchase of medical equipment, PPEs as needed, they have started with a contribution of INR 1 crore to Narayana Hrudayalaya Foundation for purchase of much-needed ventilators for Delhi/NCR, From Their Employees : Nestlé's employees stand together to support fight against COVID-19 in this hour of need, and they have an Employee voluntary contribution program, topped up with the equivalent contribution from Nestlé India, through which they will engage with the Indian Red Cross Society to strengthen its efforts and for providing much-needed relief in most impacted areas and people suffering due to the present conditions, For their Sales Force : Their front-line sales force who work for their distribution partners are the heroes who ensure Nestlé India’s standing in the marketplace and they will look at rolling-out a NESTLÉ SURAKSHA program to cover each one of them, who is not covered by Employees’ State Insurance, with COVID-19 insurance protection for a period of three months, For Nestlé Operators : Their factory operators are the heroes, who have heeded a national call to enable the production of much-needed food and beverage products. They have taken, strict social distancing measures and other precautionary measures at all our manufacturing locations, to ensure the health and well-being of their people. To honour this commitment they have rolled out across all operating factories a NESTLÉ SAMMAN program that will reward each operator for working during the stipulated period, For Nestlé's People : At Nestlé India, the safety, well-being and security of their PEOPLE have always and will remain paramount in their minds. Each has had to embrace new and very different ways of working in terms of work from home and be subject to stresses, fears and anxieties never before experienced. Commenting on the situation, Suresh Narayanan, Chairman and Managing Director, Nestlé India said that during these unprecedented times, they go back to and reaffirm their 154-year-old purpose of enhancing the quality of life and contributing to a healthier future, a cause even more relevant. They commit themselves to continue to give every possible support to the communities and to the authorities who are fighting tirelessly and valiantly each day against the spread of this virus. This dedication to a national cause goes from our supply chain to their factories, their people, their distribution partners, who work round the clock to ensure that they continue to meet the nutritional needs of families. They heed to a call of duty to ensure that much-needed food and beverage products are available to our consumers and communities throughout the country.
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Report : Anustup Kundu