Following the massive earthquake and subsequent tsunami that struck Japan on 11 March, we are thankful that all Nestlé employees are accounted for.
Two Nestlé locations were affected by the earthquake. Our sales office in Sendai, in the north of the country, was damaged. At our factory in Kasumigaura, near Tokyo, operations were temporarily suspended but production is partially resuming.
Nestlé Japan has committed product donations worth JPY120 million (around CHF 1.37 million), which includes healthcare nutrition products to hospitals, working through a government distribution scheme. Nestlé Waters will donate 20,000 cases of bottled water, half of which will be sent to hospitals.
At Nestlé in Japan, and at our Head Office in Switzerland, employees are being offered the opportunity to donate money, and the Company will match these donations. As part of Nestlé’s ongoing partnership, the donations will be given to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). Other Nestlé markets are looking into setting up similar donation schemes.
With headquarters in Kobe, Nestlé Japan has 2,200 employees and operates three factories.
International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Cresent Societies (IFRC)