Yili Supports Netherlands Medical Communities in the Fight against COVID-19

2020-05-01 13:25 1045

UTRECHT, Netherlands, May 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- As the world's combat again, the COVID-19 outbreak has entered the critical moment, Yili (600887.SH), a leading dairy company in Asia, has stepped up actions to join the global frontline defense to contain the spread of the virus. On April 14th, a donation of 10,000 KN95 medical masks has been delivered to the Veiligheidsregio Utrecht in Netherland through Yili Innovation Center European as part of the relief effort to help local hospitals fight against  COVID-19.

"There still is a great shortage on all protective materials. The situation for hospitals is improving, supplies for general doctors still are not sufficient. The mask donated by Yili were much appreciated and will be used soon by general practitioners in the Province of Utrecht", said the procurement manager of the Safety organization of the province of Utrecht, the Netherlands. 

"Our hearts go out to all those who are suffering from this pandemic. This is a painful and disorientating experience, and solidarity is the only weapon to vanquish the virus," said Gerrit Smit Managing Director of Yili Innovation Center Europe, "At Yili, our staff stand firmly with the Netherlands as well as the rest of the world to get through this challenge."

In a swift response to support the global COVID-19 pandemic containment and recovery, Yili has joint International Humanitarian Fund for COVID-19 established by China Red Cross. To meet the urgent demand for medical supplies, the Company worked with manufacturers to ramp up production capacity while coordinating with embassies and international red cross offices of affected countries, and non-profit organizations to ensure essential supplies can be dispatched to regions quickly. Amid the ongoing outbreak around the world, Yili is procuring and delivering medical supplies to Thailand, Indonesia, Uruguay and Iraq to bolster local relief effort.

Yili R&D Center in Europe("the Center"), founded in 2014 through cooperation with top ranked European researching academy in healthy food and living environment - Wageningen University. Yili upgraded the Center to European Innovation Center in 2018 to devote itself to the  studies and cutting-edge technology development on vast areas of life science, nutrition and health, food safety technology.

"As a global food and beverage company, we sincerely hope to continue working hand in hand with organizations in global wide to fight the battle with COVID-19 and ultimately to achieve the goal of 'World Integrally Sharing Health'", said Pan Gang, the Chairman and President of Yili Group.

About Yili Group

Yili is the largest dairy company with the most substantial product range in China. According to the 2018 Rabobank "Global Dairy Top 20", Yili ranks first in Asia. Its annual sales of liquid milk, yogurt, cold drinks and milk powder exceeds 37 billion units, and every day more than 100 million Yili products are delivered to consumers all over the world. Yili is also the only dairy manufacturer in China to have served both the Summer and Winter Olympics. In 2017, Yili was awarded "China's best practices of Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)" by the UN Global Compact, the world's largest corporate sustainability initiative, and ranked third in Brand Finance's 2019 edition of the "Top 50 Most Valuable Food Brands in the World".

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Source: Yili Group
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