Unilever Thailand makes substantial donation worth 40 million baht to Hospital Heroes to fight COVID-19
published : 7 Apr 2020 at 14:57
Robert Candelino (left), CEO of Unilever Thailand, donates consumer goods and essential things to Anuti Charnvirakul, Deputy Prime Minister and Public Health Minister
Unilever Thailand has made a substantial donation of consumer goods worth 40 million baht to the Ministry of Public Health which will go directly to frontline healthcare workers at hospitals across Thailand to help fight the pandemic COVID-19.
Mr. Anutin Charnvirakul, Deputy Prime Minister and Public Health Minister, accepted the donation of Unilever products from Mr. Robert Candelino, CEO of Unilever Thailand, at the Ministry of Public Health.
Unilever Thailand is donating 1 million essential items consisting of 100,000 Vaseline hand sanitizers, 200,000 Comfort and Seventh Generation detergents and 700,000 Knorr Jok and Cup Pastas. The donation is entirely focused on supporting the doctors, nurses and medical staff of public hospitals around the country who are working heroically to fight the coronavirus on the front lines.
“I would like to thank Unilever Thailand on behalf of healthcare workers, our front lines heroes, for the donation of consumer goods and essential items including hand gel. These products will be delivered to hospitals nationwide to fight with the corona virus,” Anutin said.
The pandemic had so far claimed the lives of more than 40,000 and infected more than 900,000 people around the world. Unless we can aggressively slow the spread of the virus, it is likely Hospitals and Hospital workers will be overwhelmed hence public, private and individual contributions are needed urgently.
“All around the world we are witnessing the frightening spread of the Covid-19 virus and the devastating impact it is having on healthcare systems and the workers who are risking their lives to keep us safe,” said Rob Candelino, CEO Unilever Thailand. “Unilever Thailand is making this substantial donation of soaps, detergents, sanitizers and food products directly to those heroes who are working on the front lines of the crisis. It’s the very least we can do to thank them. It’s our way of letting them know that Unilever is grateful for their efforts and we will always support them and the people of Thailand as we have throughout our 87-year history here.”
It was the second major donation Unilever Thailand has announced in a week as part of its Covid-19 support program. It is part of Unilever’s broader global commitment of 20 billion baht (600 million Euro) in products and financial assistance to help the relief efforts around the world.