- Corporate News
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 3352
TOKYO, May 13, 2020 - Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced today that it will support healthcare professionals in the fight against COVID-19 by donating approximately 100 million yen (about US$ 930,000) and providing medical institutions with essential items such as medical masks. The company is taking all possible steps to help contain the disease and resume normal socio-economic activities as soon as possible.
Donation of Approximately 100 Million Yen
Mitsubishi Electric will donate approximately 100 million yen to support healthcare professionals working on the frontline and children affected by the prolonged closure of schools. The funds will come from nonconsolidated contributions as well as donations from the Mitsubishi Electric SOCIO-ROOTS Fund. The Fund will collect donations from Mitsubishi Electric employees that the company will then match, effectively doubling the amount donated. The company has begun soliciting donations on its website to enable employees to contribute even while working at home.
Provision of Necessary Materials
- (1)Medical masks and other materials
Mitsubishi Electric will provide about 100,000 medical (N95) masks and supplies of disinfectant to medical institutions.
- (2)Manufacture of face guards
Face guards will be produced at Mitsubishi Electric's Manufacturing Engineering Center in Amagasaki, Hyogo Prefecture and Nagoya Works in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture from mid-May. Production capacity will be gradually increased. The face guards will be used in-house by Mitsubishi Electric group personnel, primarily for use in factories, but not medical purposes. By producing the face guards in-house rather than sourcing them externally, the company will help to free up more face guards for use in society. Eventually, the company hopes to supply surplus face guards to outside companies and organizations.
Mitsubishi Electric expresses its deepest sympathies and sincerest condolences to anyone who has lost a family member, colleague or friend to COVID-19. The company also extends its heartfelt gratitude to healthcare professionals and all others working on the frontline to protect communities and help people in need.
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