Nestlé Pakistan has donated 75 tons of water to National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), to facilitate them in their relief activities in Karachi following the torrential rains during recent monsoon spells.
Nestlé’s relief efforts
Nestlé will support NDMA’s relief efforts by donating 50,000 bottles of 1.5 liter Nestlé Pure Life for people affected by the rains. The contribution will aid relief work being carried out by NDMA in various parts of the city.
Sharing his thoughts, Waqar Ahmad, Head of Corporate Affairs, Nestlé Pakistan said, “Access to clean drinking water for those affected by urban flooding in Karachi has become an issue. It’s time that we all come together and help in any way that we can to support the city get back on its feet.”
Highlighting Nestlé commitments towards climate change, he added, “Climate change impacts are already apparent in shifting weather patterns, extreme weather events and reduced resource availability. Protecting and preserving the water resources we share with others is therefore a major priority for us.”
Lt. Gen. Muhammad Afzal, Chairman, NDMA, while expressing his views said, “I would like to thank Nestlé Pakistan for their generous donation, certainly Karachi is suffering and any contribution that we can get will support the people going through hard times.”
Nestlé Pakistan’s role during times of crises
Nestlé Pakistan cares deeply for the people and the communities in which it operates, and believes it has an essential role to play during times of crisis.
To cater to our national labour during the COVID-19 crisis, Nestlé Pakistan donated Rs 2 million worth of products earlier also. This was received by Provincial Minister for Labour & Overseas Manpower, Ansar Majeed Niazi, as a certificate from Waqar Ahmad, Head of Corporate Affairs, Nestlé Pakistan. Tanveer Iqbal, Punjab Employees Social Security Institution (PESSI) Commissioner, was also present on the occasion.
This initiative stems from Nestlé Pakistan’s earlier commitment of Rs 100 million worth of nutritious products in the national response to COVID-19 pandemic.
Similarly, NESTLÉ MILKPAK also pledged to donate half a million glasses of milk throughout the country. Several dairy industry partners have made it possible for NESTLÉ MILKPAK to donate so substantially. These include, Tetra Pak Pakistan, Bulleh Shah Packaging Pvt Ltd, Interloop Ltd & Interloop Holdings, Sheikh Noor-Ud-Din & Sons Pvt Ltd and Texo Poly Industries Pvt Ltd.
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Nestlé Pakistan’s commitment to fight COVID-19
CEO Nestle Pakistan, Samer Chedid further highlighted their efforts. “We will be mobilizing relief to medical facilities (quarantine centers) and food-delivery organizations serving vulnerable families, worth 100 million rupees, in the form of product and cash donations.” This will take place through national and provincial disaster management authorities along with the local governments.
Furthermore, they have also partnered with Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS). PRCS has an unmatched presence and expertise in providing first-aid, emergency response and epidemic control. In order to enable this entity to play its part in the current pandemic, Nestlé has dedicated a fund worth PKR 5 million.
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