NYK to Aid Victims of Philippine Typhoon
December 27, 2011
NYK expresses its deepest compassion for the people and regions of the southern Philippines that were struck by a deadly typhoon over December 16 and 17, and sincerely wishes an early recovery for the victims and damaged areas.
To this end, the company is to donate 1.5 million pesos through the NYK-TDG Friendship Foundation*1 and provide free ocean transport for relief supplies. In addition, a fundraising campaign will be conducted within the NYK Group.
In 2004, the NYK Group established the NYK Group-JPF Joint Aid Supplies Transportation with Japan Platform (JPF)*2, an international humanitarian assistance organization. The free ocean transport of aid supplies will be arranged based on a request from JPF.
In the Philippines, NYK runs NYK-TDG Maritime Academy with its business partner Transnational Diversified Group*3, and is thus positively involved in fostering and recruiting Philippine seafarers/cadets.
In the hopes of aiding victims of the disaster through our supportive action as much as possible, NYK will continue its efforts to be proactively involved in contributing to society as a good corporate citizen.
*1 NYK-TDG Friendship Foundation
In January 1990, the NYK-FIL Japan Home for Street Children, dedicated to providing street children in the Philippines with food, homes, medical care, and education, was established jointly by the NYK Group and Mr. Jose Roberto Delgado, then chief executive officer of the Transnational Diversified Group. Later renamed the NYK-TDG Friendship Foundation, it works as an organization that makes social contributions on behalf of the NYK Group and the Transnational Diversified Group. Maintaining the goals of its foundation, it continues its activities by helping street children as well as providing relief for victims of natural disasters.
*2 Japan Platform (JPF)
Japan Platform is an international humanitarian assistance organization founded to provide quick and effective emergency relief during natural disasters and refugee situations. The activities are carried out under a partnership of an NGO, a government, and the business community, where these entities are integrated equally to draw on the resources and unique features of each sector.
*3 Transnational Diversified Group
A group of enterprises established in 1976 by Mr. Jose Roberto Delgado, the group’s current chairman. In addition to its business as a shipping agency, and the recruitment and education of seafarers, the group conducts air transport and logistics businesses. Since 1976, it has maintained a cooperative relationship with NYK.
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