Ho Chi Minh City, August 31, 2021 – HEINEKEN Vietnam today donated medical equipment, including 10 Philips Trilogy EV300 ventilators and 24 Philips Efficia CM120 patient monitors, to the Ho Chi Minh City Hospital for Tropical Diseases, the medical facility specialized in treating severe COVID-19 patients.
“We support Vietnam’s monumental efforts to reduce and manage the severe health impacts during the country’s most complicated COVID-19 outbreak to date. While looking into how we can best contribute, we see that having the right medical equipment for the treatment of severe COVID-19 symptoms is crucial. We hope our contribution of 10 ventilators and 24 patient monitors will help save lives and we would like to wish all the frontline medical staff great strength throughout this challenging time,” said Mr. Alexander Koch, Managing Director of HEINEKEN Vietnam.
In addition to the contribution made by the Company, HEINEKEN Vietnam’s employees have been voluntarily supporting those impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak by delivering food and essential goods to underprivileged communities; donating face masks and medical supplies to frontline workers; giving blood to maintain supply; and supporting virtual health consultation platforms connecting self-isolating patients with doctors.
Last year, HEINEKEN Vietnam contributed VND 12 billion and 22,000 masks to assist COVID-19 relief efforts.
For more information, please contact:
Ms. Nguyen Huong Mai Head of Communications Heineken Vietnam Brewery Limited Company Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: +84 28 3822 2755
About HEINEKEN Vietnam
HEINEKEN Vietnam is turning 30 this year. We are a successful joint venture with SATRA (Saigon Trading Group) and have a proud history - growing from the first brewery in Ho Chi Minh City in 1991 to 6 nationwide with 3,330 employees today.
We take Vietnamese people on our growth journey in the country. We are currently creating 183,000 jobs across the value chain and contributing to almost 0.9% of Vietnam’s total GDP.
As a relentlessly innovative company, we combine international expertise with the local know-how and talent; and have been delighting Vietnamese consumers with a wide product portfolio for a variety of local tastes and drinking occasions, including Heineken®, Tiger, Larue, BIVINA, Bia Viet and Strongbow. Many of our beers are innovations made exclusively for Vietnam and by Vietnamese brew masters, most notably our newest brand Bia Viet.
Sustainability and responsibility are the way we do business at HEINEKEN Vietnam. From day one, we have been committed to “Brewing a Better Vietnam”, and for 5 consecutive years 2016 – 2020, we have been recognized by the VCCI as one of the top 3 most sustainable companies in manufacturing sector. Currently 56% of the energy powering our breweries is renewable and 99% of our waste and by-products are reused and/or recycled. We are also passionate about advocating responsible consumption and addressing drink driving in Vietnam, and in 2020 introduced Heineken® 0.0 to support the Government’s efforts in this area.
To know more about us, please visit our website: http://heineken-vietnam.com.vn/ and follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.