NTT and Affiliate Companies Donate $10 M to Support India Through COVID-19 Surge
“Since the beginning of the pandemic, we’ve focused on supporting our team members with safety-first policies, financial support and resources, but as the crisis continues to deepen India, NTT is joining the global effort to broaden our impact,” stated Abhijit Dubey, CEO, NTT.
NTT today announced a $3 M donation to support the humanitarian tragedy facing the people of India. This brings the total combined donation from NTT and its affiliates, including NTT DATA Services and NTT, to $10 M in relief aid to India.
The donations will support local hospitals and healthcare providers, increase access and transportation to care and boost vaccination efforts to directly support team members as well as the general public.
Funds have been committed to providing oxygen, medical supplies, ambulances, hospital beds and equipment. The NTTCorporate Social Responsibility team has worked quickly to make an impact across rural and urban communities of India, partnering with local non-profits to distribute funding.
For team members, the company will continue to enable remote work, support essential on-site workers, offers reimbursement for medical costs and family support, provide additional COVID-related paid sick leave, and provide free virtual health visits. As a resource for team members in India, NTT employees also created a COVID-19 command centre to help teammates coordinate medical care, vaccine appointments, hospital beds and transportation.