Podravka Donates 900,000 Kuna to Hospitals for Coronavirus Fight

Lauren Simmonds

As Novac writes on the 28th of March, 2020, in order to help those who currently need assistance during the coronavirus outbreak, the management and vice-presidents of the Podravka Group, as well as the rest of the company’s management, will set aside a portion of their own personal income and donate it for humanitarian purposes.

To date, those individuals from the well known Croatian company Podravka have raised more than 900,000 kuna, which they will donate to Croatian hospitals for the procurement of essential respirators and other necessary medical equipment needed to try to manage the current coronavirus pandemic.

”In addition to our regular humanitarian assistance, the least we as individuals can do is, in addition to organising our business operations appropriately during these extraordinary times, personally help out financially, so that our contribution can be incorporated into the purchase of respirators that may help save someone’s life, or protect the lives of those who are busy saving lives by purchasing protective equipment.

I’m proud to be at the forefront of a company whose workers are wholeheartedly accomplishing their tasks, and whose management has never hesitated for a second in individually allocating their personal funds to be part of this humanitarian story,” said the initiator of the initiative, Marin Pucar, CEO of Podravka.

In addition, as they emphasised, the Podravka Group’s employees are working at full capacity these days. Production has been properly organised into three to four shifts, they claim, and their warehouses are working until late at night to load goods into trucks.

”Quality control laboratories are monitoring our production work flawlessly, some employees from corporate and administrative departments have been sent home to reduce the potential risk of them contracting coronavirus, and work from home for them has been organised. There are sufficient quantities of food and medicines to stop shop shelves from becoming empty,” they state from Podravka.

Make sure to follow our dedicated section for rolling information and updates on coronavirus in Croatia.


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