Provides $50,000 and in-kind donations to aid in relief efforts
MANSFIELD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 20, 2013--
(NYSE: COV), a leading global supplier of healthcare products, donated
$50,000 in support of relief efforts in flood-damaged communities in
Colorado. All of its 1,850 employees in Colorado are safe and its
offices in Boulder are undamaged and operational.
Covidien is working closely with local and national disaster relief
organizations to support the humanitarian aid effort including
Foothills, Larimer and Weld United Way organizations, the Longmont
Community Foundation, Colorado Red Cross, AmeriCares and Direct Relief.
The Company has provided corporate grants totaling $50,000 and will
match employee contributions to local relief efforts. Additionally, the
Company is donating products and supporting employee volunteer
activities in impacted areas.
“Collaboration and compassion are core values at our Company and it is
our responsibility to respond to the tremendous devastation in the
region impacting many communities,” said José (Joe) E. Almeida,
Chairman, President and CEO. “We recognize the relief efforts are just
beginning, but Covidien will continue to offer assistance through both
our Company’s contributions and the efforts of our employees.”
Covidien’s manufacturing and commercial facilities in Boulder account
for more than 10 percent of Covidien's employee base in the U.S.
Covidien is a leading global healthcare products company that creates
innovative medical solutions for better patient outcomes and delivers
value through clinical leadership and excellence. Covidien manufactures,
distributes and services a diverse range of industry-leading products in
medical devices and supplies. With 2012 revenue of $9.9 billion,
Covidien has 38,000 employees worldwide in 70 countries, and its
products are sold in over 140 countries. Please visit www.covidien.com
to learn more about our business.
Jacqueline Strayer, 508-261-8305
Senior Vice President
Lannum, CFA, 508-452-4343