Satyam Gupta, Plant Head, PepsiCo India foods plant, Ranjangaon, Pune handing over kits to Sanitation workers of Pune Municipal Corporation
PUNE: Continuing with its efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, PepsiCo India today flagged off an initiative aiming at the distribution of over 2500 hygiene kits to the sanitation workers working in Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC). The hygiene kits provided to the workers consist of reusable masks, sanitizers, soaps, and recyclable gloves. Ensuring the well-being and safety of the sanitation workers, the company also announced awareness sessions for the workers on best hygiene practices to be followed during these challenging times.
The initiative was launched in the presence of Dr. Ketaki Ghatge, Assistant Medical Officer, Pune Municipal Corporation, and Mr. Satyam Gupta, Plant head, PepsiCo India Foods plant, Ranjangaon, Pune.
Commenting on the initiative, Dr. Kunal Khemnar, IAS, Additional commissioner- Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC), said “The pandemic has brought unprecedented times for each one of us. Given the situation, we need to stand together and stay strong in the fight against the Covid-19. We are happy that through this initiative, we will be able to support the sanitation workers who have been at the frontline battling the pandemic. I would like to thank PepsiCo India for their continued efforts as we need corporates to come forward to make a difference during these challenging times.”
Mr. Satyam Gupta, Plant head, PepsiCo India Foods plant, Ranjangaon, Pune, said “As the country continues to fight Covid-19, PepsiCo India remains deeply committed to working relentlessly to support the safety and protection of the frontline workers. As part of the same endeavor, the company intends to create awareness amongst the sanitation workers given they deal with discarded waste every day, and hence, they need to ensure the highest standard of safety. The special hygiene kits are a small gesture of gratitude from PepsiCo India towards supporting them in their daily work.”
The company will also conduct awareness sessions that will focus on handwashing procedures, wearing masks properly, and practicing preventive measures like social distancing. In addition, tips will be provided to the workers on how to maintain cleanliness practices.
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