Bridgestone India provides PPE Kits for Doctors & Frontline Healthcare workers, meals to Migrant Workers & Lifesaving Kits to truckers

Bridgestone India undertook initiatives to lessen the hardships of those impacted by the coronavirus.  Bridgestone India reached out to hospitals, stranded migrant labours and stranded truck drivers in the sates of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Jharkhand covering major industrial cities such as Pune, Indore, Dhar, Nanded, Aurangabad, Ranchi, Mumbai. In this pandemic, Bridgestone India has reached out to hospitals from rural to urban areas in Pune, Indore and Dhar by supplying over 10,000 Personal Protective Equipments (PPE) including 7820 complete sets. Bridgestone India through its relief work has fed approx. 1, 65,000 meals to the stranded migrant workers and provided 3,744 truckers with emergency survival kits inclusive of grocery and personal safety items and hygiene products for 15 days.

“Bridgestone India is committed to support the emergency need of the society. Providing Personal Protective Equipment for medical and paramedical staff is the dire need of the hour. Also, migrant workers and stranded truckers in various parts of the country are in need of urgent attention. Providing lifesaving kits to these communities can ensure their safety. We are trying to reach the people through various efforts and it is our way to serve” said Parag Satpute Managing Director, Bridgestone India.

 The entire relief work was planned by Bridgestone India’ s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) team in collaboration with Rotary Club of Pune and Samaan Social Development Society, Indore. Additionally, volunteers from fleets and employees from Bridgestone India also extended their support. As part of ‘I-Serve’ employee volunteering initiative, Bridgestone India employees are in the forefront of the relief operations and have contributed PPEs and safety kit for frontline workers. Many have taken efforts at their personal level to support stranded people with food supplies in various parts of our country

In response to a call by Mahratta Chambers of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture (MCCIA) to help their Pune Platform COVID19 response team, Bridgestone India has also contributed Rupees Fifty Lacs which will be used for relief operations in and around Pune.