Paying Tribute to Healthcare Professionals, Covestro Taiwan Donated Protective Goggles to CDC Twice in 2020
Covestro Taiwan Receive End Covid Medal from CDC
Since Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak entered Taiwan, Covestro Taiwan made two donations of batches of protective goggles with indirect ventilation systems and anti-fog lenses in February and March 2020 to the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC), who distributed the goggles to medical institutions in need across Taiwan. Last month, Covestro Taiwan was rewarded by CDC with a golden ‘End Covid’ medal for helping to stop the spread of the disease in Taiwan. Covestro Taiwan was one of the first companies to contribute at the very early stage when the disease initially entered Taiwan. The first local case happened in February 2020, which was also when Covestro Taiwan donated the first batch of goggles for Airport CDC staff to wear during that period of time.
“The pandemic could not have been controlled and ended in Taiwan without CDC’s outstanding guidance and efforts,” said Carsten Wildebrand, Managing Director of Covestro Taiwan. “Every single person counted during this battle against Covid. We are glad we could also contribute to this with our polycarbonate made protective goggles. We sincerely appreciate all the healthcare professionals for devoting themselves to Taiwan.” The total number of protective goggles donated by Covestro to CDC was 20,000.
CDC officially announced that Covid had ended in May 2023.
Covestro is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high-quality polymer materials and their components. With its innovative products, processes and methods, the company helps enhance sustainability and quality of life in many areas. Covestro supplies customers around the world in key industries, such as mobility, building and living, as well as the electrical and electronics sector. In addition, polymers from Covestro are used in sectors such as sports and leisure, cosmetics and health, as well as in the chemical industry itself.
The company is committed to becoming fully circular and aims to become climate neutral by 2035 (Scope 1 and 2). Covestro generated sales of around EUR 18 billion in fiscal year 2022. At the end of 2022, the company had 50 production sites worldwide and employed approximately 18,000 people (calculated as full-time equivalents).
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