Donates further RM400,000 to support Flood and Humanitarian relief efforts during event in Pasir Puteh, Kelantan
PETALING JAYA, November 1, 2023 – Nestlé Malaysia continues to strengthen its partnership with the Malaysian Red Crescent Society (MRCS) by recently donating RM400,000. Aimed at contributing to MRCS’ humanitarian endeavours, this will be utilised for the purchase of new ambulances and preparations for flood relief efforts ahead of the monsoon season, as well as humanitarian relief initiatives in Malaysia and abroad. This brings the total contribution to RM2.3 million in cash and products to support various relief efforts by MRCS in 2023.
Mr. Juan Aranols, Chief Executive Officer of Nestlé (Malaysia) Berhad, said, "Nestlé and the Red Crescent/Red Cross organisation share common Swiss roots and the vision of the respective founders to make the world a better place. For Henri Nestlé it was about finding a nutritional solution that helped undernourished babies. Meanwhile, for Henri Dunant, co-founder of Red Cross Movement it was about establishing national relief organisations that would support the wounded in times of war. In Malaysia, the activities of the Malaysian Red Crescent Society are an inspiration for companies like Nestlé Malaysia, as we are also fully committed to have a positive impact on society. We are honoured to further strengthen our contribution to these noble and very necessary efforts by the Malaysian Red Crescent Society, on the back of our collaboration in prior years, and similar partnership efforts by Nestlé companies around the world.”
Yang Teramat Mulia Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz binti Almarhum Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah, Chairperson of MRCS, commented, "For 75 years, MRCS has dedicated itself to nation-building by providing assistance to those in need in Malaysia and beyond. Our commitment extends to helping individuals and communities in distress, irrespective of their race, nationality, or religious background. We are immensely grateful to Nestlé Malaysia for their partnership. A part of this contribution will go towards supporting our recently set-up Palestine Emergency Fund. MRCS is committed to serving our communities and working together with partners like Nestlé Malaysia enables us to further our reach.”
Nestlé Malaysia's support for MRCS is part of its broader mission to make a positive difference in the lives of Malaysians through various programmes. Since 2020, the Company has contributed annually to MRCS’ flood relief efforts to help impacted and vulnerable communities.
Alongside this ongoing partnership with MRCS, Nestlé continues to implement multiple programmes to uplift communities across Malaysia. An example is its Farmer Connect programmes, supporting rural communities involved in chilli, rice and coffee planting in Kedah and Kelantan, amongst other states. These efforts have further expanded with the recent launch of Nestlé Farmer Connect Responsible Sourcing for Cocoa in East Malaysia. These programmes promote the betterment of the local farming communities and create sustainable local supply chains for chilli, rice, coffee and cocoa, all of which are used in the production of Nestlé products, 100% Halal and are proudly made in Malaysia, by Malaysians and for Malaysians.
This latest donation to MRCS took place during the visit of the Board of Directors of Nestlé Malaysia to the Nestlé Chili Club farming engagement in Pasir Puteh, Kelantan, as part of a trip to learn in more detail the Company’s efforts to support and uplift the communities. During the event, with the presence of local authorities and representatives of the farming community, they were able to witness first-hand how Nestlé Malaysia programmes are benefitting the local farmers, including engaging with the participants from poor rural communities engaged as contract farmers under Nestlé Chili Club in partnership with Lembaga Zakat Selangor.
About Nestlé Malaysia
Nestlé is the world’s largest food and beverage manufacturer. Headquartered in Switzerland, Nestlé is present in more than 180 countries around the world, and our 270,000 employees are committed to Nestlé’s purpose of unlocking the power of food to enhance quality of life for everyone, today and for generations to come. Our performance is driven by our Nutrition, Health and Wellness strategy. Nourishing Malaysians since 1912, Nestlé has earned the trust of our consumers through our quality brands and products. We are committed to improving the lives of the communities in which we operate, whilst maintaining our Halal excellence and integrity.
This is in line with our promise of delivering GOOD FOOD, GOOD LIFE to all. To learn more about how we have been nourishing Malaysians for over a century, do visit www.nestle.com.my or our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/Nestle.Malaysia.
For more information, please contact:
Nestlé (Malaysia) Berhad
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Shahida Irawan or Yasmin Kadir
Tel: (+603) 7958 8348
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