Omron Donates $75,000 for Relief Efforts in Haiti
February 5, 2010
SCHAUMBURG, IL -Omron Foundation Inc. and Omron Corp. have donated a total of $75,000 to support victims and aid reconstruction in the areas devastated by the massive earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12. This week the Omron Foundation Inc. made a donation to the American Red Cross - Haiti Relief and Development Effort in the amount of $20,000. Omron Corp.'s donation of 5 million yen (approximately $55,000 US dollars) was made through the Japan Platform, a system to provide quick and effective emergency relief in natural disasters and refugee situations. The Japan Platform acts as a clearinghouse for donations from businesses to non-governmental organizations (NGOs) including CARE, Red Cross and World Vision.
The Omron Foundation Inc. also encouraged U.S. Omron employees to make individual donations in support of local relief efforts to help Haiti recover. Employee donations are matched by the Omron Foundation within the program guidelines.
OMRON wishes to express its sincere condolences to all those who have been affected by the disasters.
Founded in 1989, the Omron Foundation Inc. (OFI) coordinates the charitable efforts of all Omron offices in the United States and Canada to achieve the greatest positive social impact. The Foundation is funded by Omron's subsidiaries in North America, who contribute a portion of their sales. The Foundation divides its charitable resources among organizations benefiting education, people with disabilities, cultural pursuits, the aged, and other social concerns including disaster relief.
Headquartered in Kyoto, Japan, Omron Corp. is a global leader in the field of automation. Established in 1933 and led by President and Chief Executive Officer Hisao Sakuta, Omron has more than 32,000 employees around the world working to provide products and services to customers in a variety of fields, including industrial automation, electronic components, social systems and healthcare.