Bata has committed to donate 1 million pairs of shoes to frontliners and their families globally; the front-liners fighting the Covid-19 with admirable courage and dedication every day. This comes as part of its special responsibility towards all its stakeholders including the communities in which it operates across countries and regions.
The donation will impact a number of countries, in Europe, Latin America, Africa, Asia-Pacific and India.
In Malaysia, Bata is donating 60,000 pairs of Bata shoes to Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia in appreciation of the services that the healthcare workers have been providing for the country in facing this pandemic.
Bata acknowledges the contribution of healthcare workers who worked tirelessly during the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic in April and May. The healthcare workers not only had to put their lives at risk by being at the frontline, but also sacrificed precious time with their families. Therefore, Bata is donating a variety of shoes suitable for the whole family including men’s shoes, ladies shoes, children shoes and school shoes with an estimated value of RM 3.6million (total 60,000pairs) to Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia.
“We are extremely grateful to every single healthcare worker for their contribution to the nation, and now in return, we hope that our donation of shoes will bring cheer to them and their families” said Ajay Ramachandran, Managing Director of Bata Malaysia.
Receiving the shoes from KKM was YB Dato Sri Dr Adham Baba, Minister of Health Malaysia and presenting the donation from Bata Malaysia was Ajay Ramachandran, Managing Director of Bata Malaysia.