Οι αυτοκινητοβιομηχανίες από τις πρώτες ημέρες του σεισμού και του τσουνάμι της Ιαπωνίας έδωσαν χρήματα στην ως ανθρωπιστική βοήθεια. Μέχρι στιγμής η Daimler έχει δώσει 2 εκατ. ευρώ, το Fiat Group 100.000 ευρώ, η Suzuki €265.000, η BMW 1 εκατ. ευρώ, η Nissan 1 εκατ. δολλάρια, η Renault, 500.000 ευρώ, η Hyundai 1.3 εκατ. δολάρια, η Mazda €265.000 η Nissan €265.000 και η Toyota με την Honda να έχουνε δώσει 3.75 εκατ. δολλάρια η κάθε μια.
Στη λίστα προστέθηκαν σήμερα και η Volkswagen, Audi και Porsche που έδωσαν συνολικά ακόμη 2.5 εκατ. ευρώ στον Ερυθρό Σταυρό. Η Volkswagen και η Audi έδωσαν από 1 εκατ. ευρώ η κάθε μια, ενώ η Porsche έδωσε 500.000 ευρώ. Τέλος το VW Group ανακοίνωσε ότι ξεκίνησε εκστρατεία δωρεάς των υπαλλήλων της για την Ιαπωνία.
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Volkswagen determined to help people in Japan
Board of Management member for Human Resources Dr. Neumann: Volkswagen and Audi each to provide one million euros in humanitarian aid
Porsche AG will donate half a million euros to assist people affected
Group Works Council President Osterloh announces donation campaign for employees – overwhelming sense of solidarity among the workforce
Wolfsburg, 23 March 2011 – Following the severe earthquake and the devastating tsunami in Japan, Volkswagen is to make significant donations to support the people of Japan. This was stated by Dr. Horst Neumann, Member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft for Human Resources, in Wolfsburg today. Group brands Volkswagen and Audi are each to donate a million euros for humanitarian aid via organizations such as the German Red Cross. Neumann underlined: “There is tremendous willingness within the Volkswagen Group to help the population of Japan, which has been affected so dramatically, especially in the North-East of the country. Every day, we receive emails from employees expressing great sympathy and a determination to assist people in Japan.”
Porsche AG will also be providing financial support for humanitarian aid to the people in Japan who have been affected. Today, Porsche announced that the company would be donating half a million euros to mitigate the consequences of the catastrophe for residents of the areas concerned.
In addition, the President of the Volkswagen Group Works Council, Bernd Osterloh, announced: “This week, we will be calling on the workforce to contribute to a major donation campaign. Preparations are already well underway. The strong feeling of solidarity demonstrated by our colleagues is overwhelming. We are standing shoulder to shoulder with the people of Japan who have experienced such indescribable suffering.” Osterloh was convinced that the workforce of Volkswagen and Audi would participate with considerable commitment. He added that employees would receive further information on the campaign this week. Colleagues suggested that we should cooperate with the German Red Cross to provide support in Japan. The German Red Cross has close links with the Japanese Red Cross, which is organizing aid through a well-developed infrastructure. We took up this proposal and established contact with the local Red Cross in Wolfsburg and the German Red Cross headquarters in Berlin. It was agreed that donations from the Volkswagen workforce should support humanitarian aid in Japan and the work of the Red Cross,” Osterloh explained.
According to the German Red Cross, the Japanese Red Cross has been taking care of desperate and highly insecure people in emergency accommodation established in schools, gymnasia and other public buildings since the earthquake and the tsunami. Apart from blankets, food and water, the survivors also receive psycho-social support as well as assistance in the search for their friends and families. In the devastated port city of Sendai alone, there are 200 emergency accommodation centers, where people affected benefit from accommodation, food, care and psycho-social support. The Japanese Red Cross also has a medical team on standby in Nagasaki to provide treatment for radiation victims.
The German Red Cross reports that the Japanese Red Cross is one of the largest Red Cross organizations worldwide, with more than two million active volunteers, 488 emergency teams and 7,000 medical staff. Currently, 134 teams with 800 people have been deployed. They are regularly relieved by fresh teams.
Audi donates one million Euros for earthquake and tsunami victims in Japan
- Funding for humanitarian aid
- Board staff and social work Sigi Thomas: “Do our actions be a gesture of solidarity”
- Works Council Chairman Peter Mosch announces fundraising of staff
Audi donates one million euros for the earthquake and tsunami victims in Japan. The money will be made available to relief organizations that provide humanitarian assistance in the affected area. Thus, the company participated in a joint initiative of the Volkswagen Group.
For this, the Chief Human Resources and Social Resources of AUDI AG, Thomas Sigi: “We’re always very concerned, given the dire consequences of the severe earthquake and tsunamis. The fate of the suffering people in Japan is difficult to describe in words. Therefore we want to act and give a clear sign of solidarity with the Japanese people. “
The Works Council Chairman Peter Mosch announced a donation of employees: “In view of this incredible catastrophe is the compassion of our colleagues with the people in Japan are very high. In this difficult time we want to help those affected and will therefore work together with the works council of Volkswagen launch a fundraising campaign among the employees. “
The money will rescue and relief efforts are supported in the northeast of the country. The funds will be made available to organizations that provide on-site assistance.
Porsche donates 500,000 euros for troubled people in Japan
Stuttgart. To alleviate the great suffering of the Japanese population after the devastating natural disaster gives the Dr. Ing hc F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, 500,000 euro for emergency measures. In Tokyo, this amount of Porsche Japan, the sales company of the sports car manufacturer, local charities directly made available in order to fund other urgent tasks used in the hard hit areas of the country.
Thomas Ediger, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources and Social Studies of Porsche AG, said: “People in Japan need as quickly as possible support. We see our company in social responsibility and would therefore contribute to the acute suffering of those affected to ease a little. “
Uwe Hueck, chairman of the Porsche Group Works Council underlines the great compassion and generosity: “Japan was hit by three simultaneous disasters: earthquakes, tsunami and massive nuclear accidents. People have lost everything. The suffering of the Japanese population is unimaginable. The colleagues of Porsche you want to help the people of Japan, so will the staff do their part. In order to alleviate the suffering of people in Japan, our solidarity is needed. “