Over Rs. 32 million from Fonterra to support communities and the Nation in the fight against COVID-19
Continuation of milk purchasing ensures safeguarding of local dairy farmer livelihoods
Multiple initiatives are under way by Fonterra Brands Sri Lanka, the company behind Anchor, to support the country’s efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and help sustain affected communities.
Rs. 10 million has been donated to the COVID-19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund established by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. This donation will provide for the humanitarian mission and the requirements of health workers and officials working tirelessly to keep the public safe.
Managing Director for Fonterra Brands Sri Lanka and the Indian Subcontinent Sunil Sethi said, “We are indebted to the heroic efforts of the healthcare workers, the Tri-Forces and the Task Force set up under the leadership of the President, who are striving to help Sri Lanka overcome the situation. Our primary focus at this time is supporting their efforts.”
Fonterra is continuing to collect milk from its network of local dairy farmers, thereby providing them the reassurance of a guaranteed income in these uncertain times. In doing so, the company has put in place several systems to ensure the safety of milk collection operations including the provision of Personal Protective Equipment for the safety of the farmers and staff.