The company maintains for 2021 the commitment announced in April last year, with donations of food, equipment and hospital supplies, support for research and social funds to help contain worsening of the pandemic
BRF, one of the largest food companies in the world, announces the donation of over BRL 50 million to help fight the Covid-19 pandemic. The initiative includes actions in 15 Brazilian states and in countries where BRF has production units, distribution centers and corporate offices. The objective of the company is to continue efforts to contain the spread of Coronavirus, contribute to the care of the population during the emergency phase and act to combat the effects of the pandemic.
Food will be delivered to hospitals, social organizations and initiatives to support vulnerable populations. Hospital supplies and medical equipment, such as ventilators, oxygen plants and ICU beds, will be destined to municipal, state and health organization. It is also planned to promote other social and health development actions, as well as support for scientific research, aiming to contribute with solutions to the challenges posed by the worsening of the pandemic.
“We continue to do our part, contributing to the fight against the pandemic and its effects through partnerships, because we believe that solidarity and cooperation are fundamental in this scenario," says Lorival Luz, CEO of BRF. “For more than a year, we have been facing a great challenge, undoubtedly an unprecedented situation with a high impact for all of us. Therefore, BRF continues to operate throughout its chain, taking daily steps to ensure safety, health and sustainability of all those involved in its operational context and in the communities where we operate,” adds the executive.
In 2020, the Company allocated BRL 50 million in donations, which still benefit the population of 175 municipalities distributed throughout the national territory, in addition to countries such as the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, China, Turkey, Singapore, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Oman. In Brazil alone, 1100 social organizations received BRF actions, including through partners. According to the BRF Institute, altogether, more than 500,000 items were donated, including PPE such as masks, gloves and caps for health professionals, in addition to alcohol gel, tests for diagnosis of Covid-19, thermometers and hospital equipment.
Of the amount donated in 2020, BRL 7.6 million was allocated to research for the development and manufacture of vaccines and for the treatment of the disease. As one of the largest food companies in the world, BRF has also directed its efforts to donate more than a thousand tons of food, equivalent to about 4 million meals. In addition, the company invested approximately BRL 450 million in combating the pandemic, including the adoption of new protocols and prevention measures to protect its employees and third parties.
The donations and other actions by BRF in the fight against Coronavirus can be accompanied on the websitehttps://www.brf-global.com/sobre/seguranca/comunica-coronavirus/.
One of the largest food companies in the world, BRF is present in more than 130 countries and owns iconic brands such as Sadia, Perdigão and Qualy. Its purpose is to offer quality food that is increasingly tasty and practical, to people all over the world, through the sustainable management of a living, long and complex chain, which provides a better life for everyone, from the countryside to the table Based on fundamental commitments to safety, quality and integrity, the Company bases its strategy on a long-term vision and aims to generate value for its more than 95,000 employees worldwide, more than 330,000 clients, approximately 10,000 members in Brazil, all of its shareholders and for society.