MOSCOW (MRC) -- To help with the recent COVID-19 outbreak in Shanghai, SABIC, a world leading diversified chemicals company, recently announced plans to donate protective equipment and basic necessities to meet the urgent need from patients and medical staff in makeshift hospitals, as well as volunteers and workforce at quarantine frontline in communities, said the company.
The donations will be delivered in batches, the total value of which will exceed 5 million yuan. Li Lei, SABIC Vice President and Regional Head, North Asia, said, “Since entering China in the 1980s, SABIC has been actively fulfilling its corporate social responsibility by leveraging our innovative materials and solutions to help as much as we can when emergencies arise. During the current COVID-19 outbreak in Shanghai, we are actively making timely contributions and providing support on the ground for our customers, employees and communities, especially those most vulnerable to the pandemic. Our heart goes out to them and the entire city."
Following the briefing from Shanghai Charity Foundation, SABIC has recently conducted targeted procurement according to the latest COVID-19 situation to cover the materials supply of more than 28,000 people, reaching patients under quarantine, medical staff and community volunteers in makeshift hospitals as well as the elderly in nursing homes. In addition, 8,000 children’s masks have been provided to the Children’s Hospital of Shanghai, which will continue to receive supplies from SABIC, to bring light and companionship to the quarantined young patients.
In addition to donations, SABIC has also made full use of the company’s business capabilities to ensure the supply of raw materials through emergency deployment, providing prompt assistance to the construction of makeshift hospitals in China and supporting the production of pandemic prevention and livelihood materials. With excellent antibacterial and chemical resistance properties, SABIC’s various innovative technologies and solutions are widely used in protective and medical equipment manufacturing and cold-chain packaging of vaccines, etc., empowering COVID-19 pandemic prevention and control comprehensively.
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