Masks and sanitizers will be distributed to estimated 4,000 healthcare workers across 50 branches of Klinik Kesihatan
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, April 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — To overcome COVID-19 together as one, Dumex’ parent company Danone has committed to supporting the Malaysian government in managing the health crisis, in line with its "One Planet. One Health" global vision. As in many countries in ASEAN and in the world, sourcing protective equipment such as masks has become a major challenge and the Government is doing an amazing job in ensuring adequate supply to hospitals directly dealing with COVID-19 treatment. Danone would like to complement the Government’s efforts by supporting healthcare workers in local hospitals and clinics, where patients are first assessed prior to COVID-19 testing. The company will therefore be donating and distributing masks and hand sanitizers to an estimated 4,000 nurses at Klinik Kesihatan across Malaysia.
The supplies will be progressively delivered in April to 50 branches of the government-owned clinic, to protect them and reduce their risk of infection.
"At this juncture where healthcare workers risk their lives to aid the fight against the COVID-19 virus in Malaysia, we want to contribute to the collective effort to support and protect all healthcare first responders. We would like to express our gratitude to the Malaysian Government and our healthcare workers for their relentless efforts to cope with this unprecedented situation. Let us stay vigilant and united as we face this outbreak together as a nation," said Danish Rahman, General Manager, Danone Specialized Nutrition, Malaysia.
About Danone (www.danone.com)
Dedicated to bringing health through food to as many people as possible, Danone is a leading global food & beverage company building on health-focused and fast-growing categories in three businesses: Essential Dairy & Plant-Based Products, Waters and Specialized Nutrition.
It’s in the Specialized Nutrition category that Danone has been present in Malaysia since 1958 through its Dumex operations, including brands like Dugro, Mamil and more recently global brand Aptagro. Danone aims to inspire healthier and more sustainable eating and drinking practices, in line with its ‘One Planet. One Health’ vision which reflects a strong belief that the health of people and that of the planet are interconnected. To bring this vision to life and create superior, sustainable, profitable value for all its stakeholders, Danone has defined its 2030 Goals: a set of nine integrated goals aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations. Danone commits to operating in an efficient, responsible and inclusive manner; it holds itself to the highest standards in doing business, as reflected by its ambition to become one of the first multinationals certified as B CorpTM. With more than 100,000 employees, and products sold in over 120 markets, Danone generated €24.7 billion in sales in 2018. Danone’s portfolio includes leading international brands (Actimel, Activia, Alpro, Aptamil, Danette, Danio, Danonino, evian, Nutricia, Nutrilon, Volvic, among others) as well as strong local and regional brands (including Dumex, AQUA, Blédina, Cow & Gate, Horizon, Mizone, Oikos, Prostokvashino, Silk, Vega).
Listed on Euronext Paris and on the OTCQX market via an ADR (American Depositary Receipt) program, Danone is a component stock of leading social responsibility indexes including the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes, Vigeo Eiris, the Ethibel Sustainability Index, MSCI Global Sustainability, MSCI Global SRI Indexes and the FTSE4Good Index.
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