Bayer boosts tsunami relief effort
January 20, 2005
According to Business Wire, Bayer Corporation announced it has established a tsunami relief effort and will match employee donations across the U.S. and Canada dollar for dollar. Bayer companies worldwide are assisting the victims of the Asian tsunamis with both monetary and product donations totaling more than $13 million. As soon as news was received of the widespread destruction wrought by the tsunamis, Bayer mounted relief efforts by donating products to treat disease and prevent epidemics in response to the specific requirements of international relief organizations. Bayer companies employ some 5,700 people in India, Indonesia and Thailand, which are among the most severely affected countries.