Siemens helps flood victims in Pakistan
Munich, Germany, Siemens is helping victims of the catastrophic floods in Pakistan and is appealing for donations to aid people in the affected region. The company has pledged to match every euro that charitable Siemens employees donate by September 30, 2010 to a special account established at the Bank für Sozialwirtschaft in Germany. The aid collected in Germany will then be transferred to the German Red Cross (DRK). In addition, Siemens is also making €100,000 available for the use of mobile healthcare centers.
Around 20 million Pakistanis have been hit by the devastating floods. Over one-third of the country is under water. According to the United Nations, roughly 500,000 people have been provided with food and drinking water so far. The flood victims urgently need help and support.
Together with the German Red Cross, Siemens has established an account at the Bank für Sozialwirtschaft (beneficiary: “Siemens helps Pakistan;” account no. 41 41 41; BLZ 370 205 00) where employees in Germany can make donations to help the victims. Measures to aid Pakistan are also planned in many other countries where Siemens is active.
Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering, operating in the industry, energy and healthcare sectors. For over 160 years, Siemens has stood for technological excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality. The company is the world’s largest provider of environmental technologies, generating €23 billion – nearly one-third of its total revenue – from green products and solutions. In fiscal 2009, which ended on September 30, 2009, revenue totaled €76.7 billion and net income €2.5 billion. At the end of September 2009, Siemens had around 405,000 employees worldwide. Further information is available on the Internet at: http:/www.siemens.com.
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