Exxon Mobil Donates USD 1 Million to Provide Disaster Relief Assistance in Japan
Exxon Mobil Corporation said it would donate $1 million to the Japanese Red Cross Society to provide disaster relief assistance in response to the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
The company has also implemented a worldwide program to match employee, retiree, dealer and distributor donations to Japanese disaster relief, up to a further $2 million.
“ExxonMobil and its employees are deeply saddened by the devastation and loss of life suffered by the people of Japan by this horrific event,” said Rex W. Tillerson, chairman and chief executive officer.
ExxonMobil affiliates employ approximately 2,900 people in Japan, and have petroleum and petrochemical refining and distribution, gas and power marketing and project engineering businesses in the country.
ExxonMobil Yugen Kaisha and TonenGeneral, ExxonMobil’s affiliates in Japan, are working closely with Japanese authorities to ensure adequate fuel supply to emergency responders and the areas hit to assist in the recovery.
“Our people are making exceptional efforts to maximize gasoline production at our refineries and deliver stable supplies to our service stations, especially in the most affected areas,” said Philippe Ducom, representative director of ExxonMobil Yugen Kaisha and president of TonenGeneral Sekiyu K.K. “Our Kawasaki refinery is maximizing its on-site power production to help supply electricity to the densely-populated Kanto area.”
Source: ExxonMobil ,March 16, 2011; Image: tamilspider