Schott provides aid to Japanese earthquake and tsunami victims

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Schott has come forward with a €100,000 (US$141, 550) donation that will go towards assisting victims of the earthquake and tsunami disaster that struck Japan earlier this month. As Schott has manufacturing and administrative sites in the country, which remain closed and operating in an emergency state, the company has reached out to Airi Yukawa, head of Schott’s Japanese division, who will collaborate with Schott’s Moritex unit in order to recommend a Japanese aid organization for the receipt of the funds.

“We are all deeply concerned by this disaster in Japan. We can’t even begin to imagine how much suffering the Japanese are having to endure. Following the natural disaster in the form of earthquakes and tsunamis, they have been forced to face the threat of the largest nuclear disaster in a generation. For us as a company, it goes without saying that we will provide financial aid on site to help alleviate this grave situation,” stated Udo Ungeheuer, chairman of the board of management of Schott.

Schott is also urging its employees worldwide to donate towards the disaster relief fund and intends to match the amount contributed by its global employees for further assistance in Japan.

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