With operations on six continents and in over 30 different countries, Bangkok-headquartered petrochemicals giant Indorama Ventures is seeing at close hand the public health and well-being issues caused by the COVID-19 outbreak around the world.
In response, the company has been providing support to communities and people where the company operates in the belief that ‘we will soon overcome this crisis together,’ said Richard Jones, senior vice president and head of Corporate Communication and Sustainable in a statement released by the company.
“At Indorama Ventures, we recognize that employees are essential to the company’s existence. We have provided health and safety measures worldwide to keep our employees secure since the beginning of the COVID-19 spread. We also act to support medical personnel, patients and affected people in this difficult situation. Our contributions help relieve suffering by managing access to resources that are urgently needed until the gradual unwinding of this pandemic," he declared.
To date, the contributions, in the form of everything from masks, gloves and ventilators to food and funds, have been delivered in eight countries - Thailand, America, France, India, Brazil, Lithuania, Poland and the Czech Republic, and the company will continue to offer additional support through group companies in other countries.
In Thailand, Indorama Ventures donated two million Baht - almost €58,000 - through the IVL Foundation, in support of COVID-19 medical treatment to the Ramathibodi Foundation and King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital. These funds will contribute to treating patients and the purchase of supplies, including medicine, medical equipment and utilities that help prevent the further spread of COVID-19.
The company also supplied sanitary necessities - PPE, soap, shampoo, hand sanitiser and fabric masks - to Ramathibodi Hospital, Siriraj Hospital, Chulalongkorn Hospital, Thammasat University Hospital, and Bamrasnaradura Infectious Diseases Institute, which are key institutions handling the COVID-19 outbreak.
Indorama Ventures’ Thai operations, Indorama Polyester Industries PCL in Nakhon Pathom and TPT Petrochemicals in Rayong supported their local communities, offering disinfecting services, food, digital thermometers and more, in the fight against coronavirus.