Siemens companies in Brazil team up for donations in initiatives to fight COVID-19 that benefit more than 1.5 million people

November 6, 2020
São Paulo

  • R$ 4,350 million were raised to assist Brazilian public health system with solutions, services, equipment and hospital supplies.
  • The amount will be donated to Ministry of Health and philanthropic hospitals located in the North and Southeast regions of Brazil

 

In order to contribute with effective measures to fight Coronavirus, the companies Siemens, Siemens Energy, Siemens Mobility and Siemens Healthineers located in Brazil, joined forces with Siemens Foundation to enable the donation of R$ 4,350 million in services, solutions, equipment and partnerships that aim to support Brazilian public health system. 

The donations were aimed to Ministry of Health and Fiotec, an organization of FioCruz based in Rio de Janeiro, in addition to philanthropic hospitals located in the North and Southeast regions of Brazil that will benefit nearly 1.5 million people.

Installation, training and warranty services for 30 CT scanners were donated to the Ministry of Health, along with power panels for diagnostic imaging equipment.

“With the pandemic, challenges and weaknesses of the health system were even more exposed and showed the whole society the need for better management of resources and investment in this sector. Our contribution through donations is in line with our purpose to build a smarter and more inclusive health system”, says Armando Lopes, Managing Director of Siemens Healthineers in Brazil.

Another contribution from the companies is dedicated to donation of products from their own portfolio, such as low voltage and automation equipment for Fiotec's facilities, including its Testing Center.

“This is an important moment for companies to carry out actions on behalf of society, whether through donations, placing assets for production of people's protection items, or developing solutions to fight COVID-19. With a joint and articulated performance involving different companies from Siemens ecosystem, the benefits for the population are much greater”, says Pablo Fava, Siemens AG´s Brazil CEO.

Through Siemens Foundation in Brazil, the companies also contributed to “Salvando Vidas” project, created by BNDES (National Bank for Economic and Social Development) in partnership with SITAWI, an NGO specialized in the management of philanthropic funds. The amount collected was used to purchase Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and supplies such as aprons, gloves, alcohol gel, masks and caps for 19 hospitals located in cities in the northern region of Brazil, in Campos de Goytacazes and São João da Barra, both in Rio de Janeiro, and in Jundiaí, in countryside of São Paulo.

A part of the total amount received by the BNDES was donated by the companies employees, through the collective financing campaign “Juntos Contra Coronavirus”, carried out with the goal of giving these people a chance to be part of this collaborative action. The initiative, which had an initial contribution from Siemens Foundation, used the concept of matchmaking, in which for every R$ 1 donated, the organization donated an additional R$ 1.

“The very definition of Siemens Energy's positioning compels us to go further and help. It is very gratifying to see that the ability of our teams to organize around actions that dialogue with society goes beyond the scope of business, generating an effective social impact when the country needs it most ”, says André Clark, president of the Board of Trustees on Siemens Foundation and General Manager of Siemens Energy Brasil.”

Task Force for Society

In line with the purpose of Siemens companies to generate value and contribute effectively to society, several initiatives were also conducted internally to make a difference in the fight against the virus. Employees of Jundiaí site produced nearly 800 face shields, which were donated to the city hall. In addition, the technical team from the Building Technology area in Siemens provided support to hospitals, hotels and other types of building for customers and partners who had to make adaptations to receive people with confirmed diagnosis for COVID-19.

Through a multidisciplinary committee divided into nine pillars, several initiatives are also being coordinated with employees to protect the health of people affected by the pandemic. Since its creation, around 3,000 hours have been donated.

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