Rio Tinto supports the fight against the COVID-19 outbreak in Belgrade and Loznica with EUR 40,000
Belgrade, 5 May 2020 – As part of its community investment plan, Rio Tinto has allocated EUR 40,000 in solidarity with the Government of Serbia and Serbian citizens to fight the COVID-19 outbreak.
The company has donated EUR 20,000 to the Red Cross in Belgrade and EUR 20,000 to the Red Cross in Loznica. The donation is used for the procurement and delivery of packages with essential foodstuff and hygiene items for the most vulnerable citizens of Belgrade and Loznica.
Mrs. Marnie Finlayson, General Manager, Rio Tinto in Serbia said:
“The world is witnessing an unprecedented global pandemic caused by coronavirus and our thoughts are with the people and families impacted. Many of our partners and community members are playing a vital role on the frontline of containing the outbreak. As a company with a long-standing relationship with all of them, we wish to help right now at those difficult moments.”
In addition to the donation, Rio Tinto decided not to utilise its legal entitlement to EUR 50,000 of state support to amid COVID-19 effects, but is working to secure continuation of works on the Jadar Project in full compliance with all regulations and recommendations in relation to health and safety at work.