Yokohama reports Japan disaster relief activities
Giving an update on its assistance to relief efforts following the Japan earthquake and tsunami, Yokohama Rubber reports that as of April 28 Yokohama group companies and their employees had donated a total of approximately 88,500,000 yen (US$1,100,000) to the relief effort. That total includes donations of 61,700,000 yen ($760,000) by Yokohama group companies and their employees in Japan, including a 50,000,000 yen ($610,000) corporate donation by the parent company, and 26,800,000 yen ($330,000) by group companies and their employees in other nations. The companies and employees made their contributions mainly through the Red Cross societies in their nations.
The group companies have accompanied their financial donations with material support and with human assistance. The material support has included donations of food, clothing, and other necessities through the Japanese Red Cross Society and through other organisations. The human assistance has included participation by employee volunteers in onsite relief activities, the hiring of individuals who lost their jobs in the disaster, and funding for a year’s free accommodation in public housing for persons displaced by the disaster.
Yokohama says its support for the relief effort is ongoing. “Management and employees at all of the group companies extend their deepest condolences to everyone affected by the earthquake and tsunami,” said the company in a press statement. “And they are committed to helping people in the affected communities return to their pre-disaster lifestyles as soon as possible.”