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Hitachi to donate 50 million yen to COVID-19 relief efforts in India

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New Delhi, Jun 18(ILNS) To support India fight the COVID-19 pandemic, Japanese Company Hitachi Limited and Hitachi India Private Limited have announced donation of 50 million yen to the Japan Committee for UNICEF and charitable institutions in India.

According to a statement issued by the Tokyo-based company, Hitachi has already provided 500 oxygen concentrators to Hitachi Group companies in India. In addition, it will support employees in India in many ways, including medical care.

Through these efforts, the company will contribute to supporting children, their families, and employees who are affected by COVID-19, said Anshika Mehta of the Corporate Communications Group, Hitachi India Private Limited.

The Japanese company will introduce a social contribution scheme, whereby it will match the donations made by the employees, as a measure of support for India and other countries facing various social problems, added Ms Mehta.

In fiscal 2021, donations up to 30 million yen is planned by the company. Hitachi Group is taking steps to prevent the spread of the outbreak and support employees, placing top priority on health and safety of its employees and their families worldwide, as well as its stakeholders, customers, and partners.

By introducing a social contribution scheme, the employees and companies will work together to contribute to addressing social issues globally, said Ms Mehta.

Hitachi Ltd, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is focused on its Social Innovation Business that combines information technology (IT), operational technology (OT) and products.

The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal year 2020 (ended March 31, 2021) totaled 8,729.1 billion yen (78.6 billion dollars), with 871 consolidated subsidiaries and around 350,000 employees worldwide.

Hitachi is working to increase social, environmental and economic value for its customers across six domains; IT, Energy, Industry, Mobility, Smart Life and Automotive Systems through Lumada, Hitachi’s advanced digital solutions, services, and technologies for turning data into insights to drive digital innovation, she added. ILNS/SNG/RJ

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