BASF Supports Japan Disaster Victims
The Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen , Germany, has decided as a first step to contribute EUR 500,000 to the Central Community Chest of Japan as immediate aid to victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. This donation will be provided by the BASF Social Foundation. Additionally, the company will start a global donation campaign among its employees and will fully match each euro contributed by the employees one-to-one.
All of the approximately 1,700 BASF employees in Japan are safe and taken care of, including local employees, international delegates and business travelers. BASF has recommended that employees in strongly affected areas move to less affected regions, and is providing logistical support. The company will continue to provide assistance to employees whose housing was destroyed or damaged by the earthquake or tsunami. Especially for BASF sites in the northeast of Japan, the company is helping to provide basic temporary support such as food, water, batteries, and lodging to those with damaged homes.
The Central Community Chest of Japan has been active in Japan since 1947. Its programs are comprehensive and include donations to children, old and disabled people as well as assistance for victims of disasters.
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