Ivoclar Vivadent AG will donate 200,000 USD to support the people in the Philippines affected by Typhoon Haiyan with immediate relief measures. A total of 100,000 USD of the donation will be provided to the Philippine Red Cross for direct emergency relief. A further 100,000 USD will be used for the re-establishment of dental health care measures for the population at large. Christoph Zeller, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, explains the company's commitment: "We feel great sympathy for the Philippine people and we share their suffering and despair. We hope that our donation will provide at least some relief to the survivors and speed up the reconstruction of the affected regions."
Ivoclar Vivadent in the Philippines
Ivoclar Vivadent has been operating a manufacturing plant for ceramic and resin teeth near the Philippine capital Manila since 1993. The company employs about 300 people at this location. Neither the employees nor the manufacturing plant were directly affected by the typhoon's devastating force.