leading 2-wheeler manufacturer, Yamaha Motor India Group (YMIG) announced recently
that its employees have donated a day’s salary on a voluntary basis to support
the government in the fight against COVID 19 pandemic.
permanent employees which includes both the white-collar and blue-collar
employees as well as some trainees based at the three plant locations
Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu; Surajpur, Uttar Pradesh & Faridabad, Haryana;
Corporate Office in Chennai and Area Offices across India donated a sum pf of
Rs 61.5 lakh for the cause.
a responsible entity, Yamaha feels that in the current situation it is the
moral responsibility of everyone to extend their support and make efforts to be
a part of the government's preparation to work towards combating the global
pandemic by bringing relief to millions of citizens through essentials,
healthcare and charity. Out of the total donation of Rs 61.5 lakh, Rs 25 lakh
each will be donated to the Chief Minister's Public Relief Fund, Government of
Tamil Nadu and Chief Minister Distress Relief Fund, Government of Uttar Pradesh
and the remaining Rs 11.5 lakh to the PM Cares Fund.
Henmi, Executive Vice President, Yamaha Motor India said, "This is a
global crisis and Yamaha's task as a global company is enormous. During such
time what COVID 19 has prompted, Yamaha feels that it is important for everyone
to stand united against the pandemic and come forward to support the government
in winning this battle. I appreciate and also feel proud as our employees
decided to join the global community in full spirit by voluntarily donating a
day's salary. It will certainly help the government to fast track relief
measures for the people of India. We will also continue to provide assistance
to the government in the best way we can."
the current circumstances, the company has taken all the necessary measures to
support the government by closing its operations in India since the
announcement of lockdown in the last week of March. Yamaha is fully committed
to the health protocols in the wake of the COVID-19 threat and is regularly
creating awareness among its stakeholders to ensure that they remain safe and
healthy and continue adhering to the government guidelines.