Jakarta, March 30, 2020
As a leading industrialised agri-food company dedicated to Feeding Emerging Asia, we are committed to continue to produce and supply safe and healthy protein foods during this extraordinary time.
After the Covid-19 outbreak, besides health, food has been a major concern for people. In most of the countries where we operate, governments have taken measures to ensure the supply of food as the Covid-19 outbreak develops and there should not be disruptions of the supply chain.
We are continuing to work to ensure sufficient production and supply across our markets in Southeast Asia safely and responsibly. Our integrated business model and scale enable us to keep up production supply and meet markets’ needs. As we supply staple protein foods largely to the domestic markets where they are produced, we are confident of weathering this situation in the same way as we successfully managed down-cycles and other issues in the past. In the meantime, we continue to keep a close watch on the still-evolving situation.
But not only that. Our efforts are also addressed to the communities where we operate and to those on the front line in managing this unprecedented issue.
In Indonesia, we are taking action through our Japfa Cares (Japfa Peduli) programme to support the government in the Covid-19 pandemic by providing medical personnel with healthy and nutritious protein foods produced by our Group.
Our subsidiaries donated chicken, eggs, tempura shrimp, Greenfields milk and SoGood processed chicken products to the medical teams on the frontline, through the National Disaster Management Authority (BNPB).
We hope that the world may soon get through this situation. In this unprecedented time, our aim is to maintain our proteins production to ensure the continued supply of safe and nutritious protein foods to people in Emerging Asia. At the same time, we will continue to monitor the evolution of the pandemic and take further action in line with our value of Growing Towards Mutual Prosperity, as we believe that together with our stakeholders we can cope even with the most difficult situations.
Link to full press release on Indonesia Relief action