SCHAUMBURG, IL, Feb. 1, 2010 -- OMRON Foundation Inc. (Schaumburg, IL) and Omron Corporation (Kyoto, Japan; www.omron.com) have donated a total of $75,000 to support victims and aid reconstruction in the areas devastated by the massive earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12. Today the OMRON Foundation Inc. made a donation to the American Red Cross - Haiti Relief and Development Effort in the amount of $20,000 USD.
OMRON Corporation's donation of 5 million yen (approximately $55,000 US dollars) was made through the Japan Platform, a system to provide quick and effective emergency relief in natural disasters and refugee situations (http://www.japanplatform.org). The Japan Platform acts as a clearinghouse for donations from businesses to Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) including CARE, Red Cross, and World Vision.
The Omron Foundation Inc. also encouraged U.S. Omron employees to make individual donations in support of local relief efforts to help Haiti recover. Employee donations are matched by the Omron Foundation within the program guidelines.
OMRON wishes to express its sincere condolences to all those who have been affected by the disasters.
About OMRON Foundation Inc.
Founded in 1989, the OMRON Foundation Inc. (OFI) coordinates the charitable efforts of all OMRON offices in the US and Canada to achieve the greatest positive social impact. The Foundation is funded by OMRON's subsidiaries in North America, who contribute a portion of their sales. The Foundation divides its charitable resources among organizations benefiting education, people with disabilities, cultural pursuits, the aged, and other social concerns including disaster relief. For further information, contact: Kevin Bulatek, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, at Omron Foundation Inc., 55 Commerce Drive, Schaumburg, IL 60173 U.S.A. Tel.: 1-224-520-7650. Fax: 1-224-520-7680.
Headquartered in Kyoto, Japan, OMRON Corporation is a global leader in the field of automation. Established in 1933 and headed by President & CEO Hisao Sakuta, OMRON has over 32,000 employees around the world working to provide products and services to customers in a variety of fields, including industrial automation, electronic components, social systems (ticket gate machines, ticket vending machines and traffic control) and healthcare. For more information, visit OMRON's website at www.omron.com.