Charoen Pokphand Foods PCL (CPF), Thailand’s leading agro-industrial conglomerate and its operations worldwide have jointly launched a series of relieves to alleviate impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic by supporting healthy meals and medical supplies to frontline staff, government, Thais and communities in overseas.
CPF has initiated “Food from the heart against COVID-19” project to support frontline staffs and people in Thailand. In line with the project, CPF’s overseas offices in collaboration with Thai Embassies and Consulates-General across the world have scaled up relief efforts to aid governments and people, including overseas Thais, in countries where the company operated.
“At CPF, we operate our business with Good Corporate Citizen principle. We are committed to supporting host countries and its people. Therefore, it is our duty to put extra effort in order help the countries and the people overcome this crisis”, says Mr. Prasit Boondoungprasert, Chief Executive Officer of CPF.
COVID-19 relief activities have been implemented by CPF’s volunteers across the world. CP Vietnam delivered food products, protective masks, and face shield masks to support Royal Thai Consulate-General in Ho Chi Minh City in order to help Thai expats return home.
The Vietnam’s operation also gave away its products to frontline medical staffs as well as joined forces with other Thai companies to provide monetary donation, foods, and medical equipment for vulnerable people.
In the Philippines, the company donated 6,000 chickens to aid soldiers and police officers working on the frontline. Moreover, the company provided rice, canned foods, and face masks to people in Samal, where CPF Philippines’ aquaculture feed mill is located.
In Europe, CP Russia’s volunteers have delivered food supplies to 800 Thais living in Moscow and Saint Petersburg. This activity has received a lot of praises from Thai embassy in Russia.
CPF’s operation in the United States joined forces with Royal Thai Consulate-General in Chicago, Promwachirayan Temple and Thai community to provide CP ready-to-eat products to Thai people in Illinois and Minnesota.
Other overseas operations, including Malaysia, Laos, Cambodia, India, and Turkey, also supports food supplies and medical equipment to governments and communities that affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
In addition to the relief project, Mr. Prasit added that health and safety remain a top priority at the company. As a result, the company has implemented extra measures to ensure consumers worldwide that CPF’s products are COVID-19 free.