In an immediate response to the earthquake that left Nepal in ruins on 25 April, SHL reached out to World Vision to hold an internal donation event at its key manufacturing sites in Taiwan, where a booth is being set up for staff to contribute donations.
SHL employees at regional offices in Sweden, US and China have all joined the company’s efforts through World Vision International or their respective channels.
According to CNN’s latest report, Nepalese officials state more than 9,000 were injured, with the death toll now nearly 4,600 and still increasing.
Countless people have no food or shelter. Nations and NGOs worldwide have started the restoration of Kathmandu and impacted regions by sending rescue teams, food, clean water and emergency relief materials.
SHL Group president Roger Samuelsson said: "As a global company that strives to design and develop medical devices that can ultimately improve a patient’s quality of life, it is even more imperative we serve as a role model in humanitarian actions whenever possible.
"This is truly an unfortunate event and we hope our efforts as a company can help the victims."
In a bid to encourage staff donations, SHL has pledged to match the final amount donated by SHL employees, which will be used to help all relief efforts.