Yamaha’s employees have come forward and voluntarily donated one day’s salary towards the fight against COVID 19 pandemic which has stalled the whole country. The total contribution amounts to Rs 61.5 Lakhs which will be donated in different funds.
Rs 25 lakh will go to Chief Minister’s Public Relief Funds for Government of Tamil Nadu, Rs 25 Lakh will be donated in the Chief Minister Distress Relief Fund of Government of Uttar Pradesh and the remaining Rs 11.5 Lakh will go to the PM Cares Fund.
This amount has been collected by permanent employees and trainees at all the three Yamaha plants in Kanchipuram (Tamil Nadu), Faridabad (Haryana) and Surajpur (Uttar Pradesh), apart from the Corporate Office in Chennai and Area Offices across the country.
On this occasion, Takahiro Henmi, Executive Vice President, Yamaha Motor India, said,
This is a global crisis and Yamaha’s task as a global company is
enormous. During such time what COVID 19 has prompted, Yamaha feels that it is
important for everyone to stand united against the pandemic and come forward to support
the government in winning this battle. I appreciate and also feel proud as our employees
decided to join the global community in full spirit by voluntarily donating a day’s salary. It
will certainly help the government to fast track relief measures for the people of India. We
will also continue to provide assistance to the government in the best way we can.
Yamaha says that it has been proactive in taking all the important measures to prevent the spread of the highly contagious disease.
Yamaha has already extended the warranty and service timelines of all its 2-wheelers which were falling during the lockdown period.