Business Response to Covid 19

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

  • January 2020
  • February 2020
  • March 2020
  • Future
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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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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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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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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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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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

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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12.3.2020

LinkedIn

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

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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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

CROCS

Footwear maker Crocs announces “a Free Pair for Healthcare” program to U.S. healthcare industry fighting COVID-19.
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30.4.2020

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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