Business Response to Covid 19

Ways in which businesses can find a way through the pandemic together

  • April 2020
  • March 2020
  • February 2020
  • January 2020
  • Future

30.4.2020

StarHub

StarHub is responding to new identified and urgent areas of need, and extending further support for migrant workers in isolation. These latest initiatives follow a series of financial, connectivity and entertainment support StarHub had earlier rolled out for customers and the community.
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28.4.2020

Lazada

Lazada has rolled out a series of initiatives to support Southeast Asian communities in the ongoing battle against Covid-19. Since the outbreak of the disease, the Alibaba Group-owned e-commerce platform has been mobilizing resources in its ecosystem to protect merchants and customers as well as other impacted stakeholders across the region.
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22.04.2020

Xerox

Printer maker Xerox has said that it will make hand sanitizer in its factories in the United States and Canada to fight the spread of coronavirus and start deliveries to healthcare organizations later this month.
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14.4.2020

Co-op

UK food retailer the Co-op hopes to raise £30 million to help those hardest hit by the coronavirus lockdown by allowing members to donate their unspent shopping reward points to a new support fund which will also draw on the chief executive’s salary.
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13.4.2020

Car & Away

Car & Away, which allows airline passengers to rent out their unused vehicles while they’re away, has launched Karshare and is inviting drivers whose cars are parked during lockdown to donate them for a week for use by charity workers, food bank volunteers, NHS staff and care workers.
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13.4.2020

Fully Charged

Electric Bike retailer Fully Charged is offering hospital workers in London e-bikes for three months free of charge as they worried that overcrowing transport services and reduced timetables would disrupt their commute and expose them to infection.
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13.4.2020

Glasses Direct

Glasses Direct is giving 4,000 free pairs of prescription glasses to NHS staff until 30 April.
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9.4.2020

Bank of Ireland

Bank of Ireland is donating €1 million in emergency funding to communities with urgent needs arising from the Covid-19 pandemic.
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8.4.2020

H&M

Fashion giant H&M has said that it is working with other companies to support garment workers in Bangladesh, where more than 2 million have been hit by factory closures as coronavirus lockdowns hit orders.
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8.4.2020

Primark

Retailer Primark has announced it will create a fund to help pay the wages of the millions of garment workers affected by its decision to cancel tens of millions of pounds worth of clothing orders from factories in developing countries.
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6.4.2020

Google

Google has published reports for 131 countries showing whether visits to shops, parks and workplaces dropped in March, when many governments issued stay-at-home orders to rein in the spread of the novel coronavirus.
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6.4.2020

Ovo Energy

The UK's largest independent energy supplier, OVO Energy, has unveiled a £50m "hardship" fund to assist customers that are struggling financially due to impacts of the coronavirus, as the wider energy industry works on a long-term plan to support customers during the period of disruption.
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6.4.2020

Babcock

Defence firm Babcock has said it will be manufacturing 10,000 ventilators to help deal with the coronavirus crisis.
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April 2020

6.4.2020

Apple

Apple has said it will soon be producing one million face shields a week for medical workers battling the coronavirus pandemic.
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31.3.2020

AbbVie

AbbVie Donates $35 Million for COVID-19 Relief to Support Healthcare Systems, Patients and Communities
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30.3.2020

Abbott

Abbott Laboratories has developed two Covid19 tests: one for hospitals for large sample processing and a rapid diagnostic test that delivers a positive result in 5 minutes (a negative in 13 minutes), which is the quickest on the market.
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30.3.2020

Morrisons

Supermarket chain Morrisons is to distribute £10m worth of food to the UK’s food banks during the coronavirus outbreak by producing more fresh items from its own manufacturing sites and bolstering deliveries from its stores.
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27.3.2020

Ralph Lauren

Luxury designer brand Ralph Lauren is to start making medical masks and gowns to lend its support to the coronavirus fight.
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27.3.2020

Headspace

Headspace – a mediation and mindfulness app – has announced that it will offer resources to the UK’s 1.2 million healthcare providers and employees who are facing increasing stress due to the Covid-19 outbreak.
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27.3.2020

Leon

The fast food company Leon is bringing together restaurants, food distributors and suppliers to deliver free daily hot meals to NHS critical care staff.
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25.3.2020

CROCS

Footwear maker Crocs announces “a Free Pair for Healthcare” program to U.S. healthcare industry fighting COVID-19.
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25.3.2020

RB

RB launches Fight for Access Fund to improve access to health, hygiene and nutrition for all. RB has mobilised an additional £32 million as part of the RB Fight for Access Fund to address our collective fight against the spread of Covid-19.
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25.3.2020

Micron

Micron Dedicates $35 Million to Support Global Communities and Provide Financial Relief for Those Affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic.
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24.3.2020

The Cannes Film Festival

The Cannes Film Festival venue is opening its doors to the town's homeless who have nowhere to go during the coronavirus lockdown.
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23.3.2020

Tesla, GM and FORD

Automakers are taking steps to help boost production of key medical equipment necessary to help combat the spread of the coronavirus.
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23.3.2020

Facebook

Facebook is donating 720,000 masks to US health workers as they try to get the coronavirus under control.
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21.3.2020

Apple

Apple has pledged to donate 2 million industrial masks to help address the needs of health care workers in areas hit hard by the new coronavirus.
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20.3.2020

BHP

BHP has announced that it will reduce payment terms for small, local and indigenous businesses in a bid to support its communities and regional economies during the Covid-19 pandemic.
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20.3.2020

Bacardi

A shift in production by Bacardi at the world’s largest premium rum distillery is helping supply ethanol required to produce the needed hand sanitisers that are in high demand as a result of COVID-19.
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20.3.2020

Novartis

Novartis will donate enough doses of malaria drug hydroxychloroquine to treat several million patients in the fight against the coronavirus, if it wins approval.
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19.3.2020

Loom

Loom has decided to give all educators free Pro subscriptions to support remote lessons.
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19.3.2020

John Lewis & Partners

John Lewis Partnership has announced new measures to help its shops meet the needs of customers during the coronavirus crisis, with a focus on prioritise elderly for first hour of trading and launch £1 million Community Support Fund.
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19.3.2020

Armani

Giorgio Armani And 17 Other italian billionaires have donated more than $28 million to fight coronavirus in Italy.
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19.3.2020

Ferrari and FIAT

Italian carmakers Ferrari and Fiat Chrysler are in talks with the nation’s biggest ventilator manufacturer to help to boost production of the life-saving machines that are urgently needed in the coronavirus crisis.
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18.3.2020

Brew Dog

BrewDog have transformed its north-east distillery in a bid to help with the shortage of hand sanitiser.
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18.3.2020

Amazon

Online retail giant Amazon is stopping sellers from sending non-essential items to its UK and US warehouses until 5 April, to make space for vital items needed by its customers during the coronavirus outbreak.
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16.3.2020

Google

Google is rolling out access to advanced Hangouts Meet viedo-conferencing capabilities to all G Suite and G Suit for Educaiton customers globally.
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16.3.2020

Iceland

In response to elderly shoppers who are particularly vulnerable to Covid-19 and may not be as able to stock up on goods, Iceland has announced that some stores will open one hour early.
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16.3.2020

LVMH

French luxury goods group LVMH is to start producing hand sanitiser at three of its perfume and cosmetics factories for distribution to French hospitals fighting the country’s coronavirus outbreak.
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14.3.2020

Adobe

Adobe, famous in the world for its Creative Cloud applications, launched a large-scale program at the request of a professor. The company announced its program, which provides free access from home for students to continue their education.
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14.3.2020

Mark Cuban Companies

Billionaire Mark Cuban announced on Twitter that he’s reimbursing all his employees who eat lunch at locally owned, independent restaurants amid the coronavirus outbreak.
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13.3.2020

Morrisons

Morrisons has committed to pay its small suppliers immediately to help keep them afloat amid coronavirus uncertainty.
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12.3.2020

LinkedIn

LinkedIn has made "LinkedIn Learning" courses on working from home available fro free.
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11.3.2020

TSB & Lloyds

Banking groups TSB and Lloyds said they would also allow a mortgage window and could also allow savers to close fixed-term savings accounts without charge.
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11.3.2020

ALPHABET

Google parent company Alphabet Inc. has established a "COVID-19 fund" to help its workers affected by the novel coronavirus outbreak.
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11.3.2020

RBS

RBS will allow people affected by the coronavirus outbreak to defer mortgage and loan repayments for up to three months.
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4.3.2020

MICROSOFT

Microsoft in Ireland have made Office 365 & Teams freely available to all to support home-working and school interaction from home.
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March 2020

3.3.2020

Jack Ma Foundation

Alibaba Foundation and Jack Ma Foundation have pledged $14.4m to fight the coronavirus.
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February 2020

28.2.2020

Lush

Lush is opening its doors for passers-by to walk in and wash their hands for free as government advice flags better basic hygiene as a way to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.
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January 2020

20.1.2020

LVMH, Kering, Swarovski

LVMH, Kering and Swarovski are just three businesses among several which have collectively donated $2.8 billion to fight the contagious virus.
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