Omron supports COVID-19 relief efforts

April 22, 2020
Omron Foundation, the charitable arm of global technology company, is donating to local charities for communities in need while its parent company is maintaining its production operations

Omron have announced a series of cash and product donations to local charities through Omron Foundation, its charitable arm in the United States, and through Omron Healthcare. This funding is meant to help communities weather a range of challenges caused by the worldwide coronavirus outbreak.

“Omron's mission is to improve lives and contribute to a better society, and now is one of the most important times to be helping out our communities,” said Nigel Blakeway, chairman and CEO of Omron Management Center of America and president of Omron Foundation. “We are thankful for the frontline workers that are supporting the society and we are determined to assist the people in the greatest need right now.”

OMRON Foundation is donating $25,000 to a number of charities – including childcare resources, emergency support for families and small businesses, and support for hospitals and clinics – that are assisting those in greatest need right now, along with another $20,000 to food banks in communities near Omron facilities to help keep pantries stocked.

Charities currently supported by Omron include Child Care Resources (CCR), Valley Care Charitable Foundation, LA Emergency COVID-19 Crisis Fund, Direct Relief and food banks in several communities located near Omron facilities across the United States.

To support demand for the company’s products and services, Omron has taken actions to maintain some of its manufacturing operations to support life science industry customers with critical needs in lab automation and the production of test-kits and vaccines.

Omron facilities have taken measures to ensure safety is a top priority. Where employees cannot work remotely, engineering controls, administrative controls and personal protective equipment measures have been implemented. These include installation of physical barriers, employee temperature checks, shift adjustments, physical distancing, good hygiene practices and regular work area sanitization. The company has also implemented enhanced paid leave policies.

In addition, OMRON employees across the country are also making individual contributions by joining in the effort to make personal protective gear (PPE) by hand-sewing face masks and 3D-printing face shields for frontline healthcare workers.

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