As COVID-19 is increasingly spreading, Bayer Indonesia has taken the initiative to help the Government of Indonesia to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in the underprivileged area. Of the confirmed cases in country, 50% is in Jakarta and 45% of the residential areas in Jakarta are slums and densely populated with substandard living conditions. This is characterized by poorly ventilated housing which can worsen the condition of people with acute respiratory infections. Our assessment also found the residents to be using public shared washing room. The ability of the population to prevent infection is rather limited as well as seeing the doctor or going to the hospital for examination.
Therefore, Bayer Indonesia has decided to make a total donation of around IDR 1 billion, of which 70% as monetary donations and the remainder in the form of product donations. We have partnered with Mercy Corps Indonesia Foundation to roll out key programs which include: 1. community education program on healthy living; 2. donation of vitamin and analgesic products; and 3. construction of public hand washing facilities. These programs are prioritized for high-risk communities (elderly, those with underlying health conditions and pregnant women) in Penjaringan village, North Jakarta.
In addition, Bayer Indonesia also donated vitamin to government offices to help improve the immunity of employees in the high-risk segment who still have to do community service at the time of this pandemic. All the donations are carried out in the corridor outlined by the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB).
DIAGEO Indonesia Donates 120,000 Bottles of Hand Sanitizer to Help Indonesia in Combating COVID-19 Pandemic
Jakarta, 7 April 2020 – Diageo Indonesia has today pledged to donate 120,000 bottles of hand sanitizers to authorities and partners. Diageo Indonesia is doing this to support Indonesia’s relief effort to combat the COVID-19 outbreak in the country.
Diageo is the world’s leading producer of spirits and beer and has brands have been present in Indonesia since 1974.
Diageo Indonesia will work with authorities and partners in Indonesia to ensure the availability of hand sanitizer during this challenging time for all Indonesians. “The production of hand sanitizers will be involving Diageo Indonesia local business partners, small-medium entrepreneurs as well as community. We are determined to do everything possible to work with the Government to stop the spread of COVID-19, “said Corporate Relations Director of Diageo Indonesia, Dendy A Borman.
This is one of a number of measures Diageo Indonesia is taking to ensure the safety and well-being of employees as well as customers and the communities in which it operates in Indonesia. “We hope these donations can help make a difference to the people and societies we serve,” added Dendy.
This initiative follows Diageo’s earlier global announcement on 23 March 2020 pledging to donate Grain Neutral Spirit to the UK, Ireland, Italy, the USA, Brazil, Kenya, India and Australia, enabling the creation of eight million hand sanitisers for frontline medical workers in these countries in which the company operates.