Business Response to Covid 19

WAYS IN WHICH BUSINESSES CAN FIND A WAY THROUGH THE PANDEMIC TOGETHER

    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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    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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    25.3.2020

    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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    3.3.2020

    JACK MA FOUNDATION

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

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    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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    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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