By ICN GroupChemical, May 22, 2020
TechnipFMC India team help thousands in need during COVID-19 crisis
Thousands of underprivileged people have been helped with essential supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic by TechnipFMC’s teams in India.
Thousands of underprivileged people have been helped with essential supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic by TechnipFMC’s teams in India. Making a difference in the communities where we work is one of the pillars of our sustainability efforts, the company said.
The corporate social responsibility team at the company's Modular Manufacturing Yard (MMY) in Dahej, Gujarat, launched a number of initiatives in partnership with a local NGO. Essential kits – comprising facemasks and soaps – were given to 600 families in the village of Suva, helping 3000 people. Some 1500 of the facemasks were stitched by locals providing employment for 30 women when lockdown is affecting incomes.
The CSR team also distributed kits containing food and essentials for one month in the the village of Akhod, helping 80 families – about 400 people. And 1600 villagers in Suva and Jolva were given a two-day food supply, thanks to donations by workers at MMY Dahej. TechnipFMC workers also organized collections to help those less fortunate. The DHDT Haldia site team paid for two weeks’ groceries for 80 underprivileged families.
Besides, the company has been initiating multiple relief efforts globally as well like providing thousands of facemasks and hundreds of litres of hand sanitizer.
In Spain, the company gave 3,500 surgical masks to an organization which transports sick people to hospitals. And 5,000 facemasks to France from the team working on Arctic LNG 2 project for Novatek at Bomesc’s shipyard in China. In Malaysia, the company gave 1650 facemasks and surgical gloves, plus 370 litres of hand sanitizer, to Kuala Lumpur Hospital and Sungai Buloh Hospital, as well as to the Royal Malaysian Police Force.