BP Bunge Bioenergia, a company among the sugar-energy sector leaders, joined the Unidos pela Vacina Movement (United for the Vaccine, in English) and engaged in initiatives designed to support the National Immunization Program against COVID-19. Among the company’s actions to contribute to the initiative is the donation of support materials to teams at vaccination sites, whether fixed or temporary (drive-thru sites), in nine municipalities in the states of Goiás, Mato Grosso do Sul, and Minas Gerais.
The company is donating coolers for storing vaccines, clinical thermometers to measure people’s temperature, 70% alcohol gel for hand sanitization, syringes and disposable needles, and other materials, to the municipal bodies responsible for the immunization campaign.
In this first action, the follwing municipalities will receive the dolations: Edéia, Acreúna and Itumbiara (GO); Ituiutaba, Itapagipe, Gurinhatã and Frutal (MG); and Ponta Porã and Dourados (MS).
“BP Bunge Bioenergia’s participation in the Unidos pela Vacina Movement is part of a series of initiatives carried out by the company to fight the pandemic, including other donations and awareness campaigns for employees and the local population,” said Mara Pinheiro, Communication and Institutional Relations Director at BP Bunge Bioenergy.
The first delivery of the kits took place on Wednesday, June 23, in Ituiutaba. The other towns will receive donations through the month of June.
About United for the Vaccine
Created by Luiza Helena Trajano, Chairwoman of Grupo Mulheres do Brasil, the Unidos pela Vacina Movement is non-partisan and focusing on enabling the vaccination of all Brazilians against COVID-19 by September 2021. To that end, more than 4,000 people, including artists, scientists, business people, and representatives of communities, sector entities, and civil society, joined Ms. Trajano and its 90,000 volunteers, leveraging their strengths and voices for the benefit of vaccinating the population. With a roast of actions, we are working to mobilize governments, business people, and civil society to clear the way and make vaccinations reach every corner of Brazil as quickly as possible. To participate in the movement and make donations through partnerships, access the Unidos Pela Vacina website and send an e-mail to the account of the state where the city you intend to help is located.
For more information, visit www.unidospelavacina.org.