Amount will be allocated to equipment and maintenance of Intensive Care Units that serve victims of Covid-19
To help fight the Covid-19 pandemic, BRF, one of the largest food companies in the world, donated BRL 1.2 million to help structure the ICUs (Intensive Care Units) of the Santa Casa de Misericórdia of the Tatuí Unit , São Paulo municipality located in the Metropolitan Region of Sorocaba. The resource will be used in the acquisition of 10 lung ventilators, 10 multi-parameter monitors and 10 secretion aspirators.
The contribution is part of a set of BRF 50 million announced by BRF at the end of March, intended to help fight the new coronavirus. The initiative contemplates actions in 15 Brazilian states and in countries where BRF has production units, distribution centers and corporate offices.
In 2020, the company also directed BRF 50 million in donations to 175 Brazilian municipalities and countries like the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, China, Turkey, Singapore, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Oman. According to BRF, 500 thousand donations were made, including PPE for health professionals, alcohol gel, Covid-19 tests, thermometers and hospital equipment.
About the BRF Institute:
Founded in 2012 by BRF, the BRF Institute is a private association to strategically direct the Company's social investments. The objective is to support citizen initiatives that contribute to the development of communities locally. Since its creation, through volunteer actions and direct investment projects, the BRF Institute has already impacted half a million people, mobilized 30,000 volunteers and carried out more than 2,000 social actions in 60 cities around the country.
One of the largest food companies in the world, BRF is present in more than 117 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 long, complex and living chain, which provides a better life for everyone, from the field to the table. Guided by the fundamental commitments of safety, quality and integrity, the Company bases its strategy on a long-term vision and aims to generate value for its more than 95 thousand employees in the world, more than 300 thousand customers and approximately 10 thousand integrated in Brazil, all its shareholders and society.