Johnson & Johnson Group provides support to flood victims in Mandra, Attica
Athens, 10 January 2018.- As part of the social initiative “proSfEEroume” implemented by the Hellenic Association of Pharmaceutical Companies of Greece (SFEE) in partnership with the Hellenic Red Cross (EES), the Johnson & Johnson Group of Consumer Companies and its staff actively responded to the needs of our fellowmen in Mandra, Attica. As a gesture of humanity and solidarity, the employees of the Johnson & Johnson Group collected significant quantities of food, cleaning products, household supplies and other items, for flood-hit families in the area of Mandra. In addition to voluntary action, personal care and hygiene products of Johnson & Johnson Group were donated to the Social Grocery Store of the Mandra Municipality to meet the needs of 500 families. It should be noted that Mandra has been the location of Johnson & Johnson Group’s production facilities since 1975, with more than 190 employees, which is yet another reason for the Group’s social sensitivity towards the local community.
On this occasion, the President of SFEE, Mr Pascal Apostolides, stated: “The social initiative “proSfEEroume” has succeeded in uniting our country in a hug of solidarity, embracing our fellow citizens in need. Our member companies are a force for active support to the social state, providing the help that vulnerable social groups need. We are grateful to Johnson & Johnson Group and Janssen Greece for their important donation.”
Mr. Makis Papataxiarchis, Managing Director of Janssen Greece, noted: “We at Janssen, a company belonging to Johnson & Johnson, the world’s largest healthcare group, we adhere to the fundamental principles spelled out in our Credo, having a deep sense of our responsibility to the communities in which we live and work, and to the society at large. Our mission is to be there for those in need. Besides, the growing social requirements and challenges necessitate that we adjust our priorities and undertake innovative, targeted actions, which are tangible proof of the modern, community-oriented and socially sensitive profile of our company”.
About the social initiative “proSfEEroume”
SFEE has joined forces with the Hellenic Red Cross (HRC) in a common vision to address social inequalities and mitigate the acute problems faced by vulnerable social groups, by giving as well as by educating. This initiative covers needs in pharmaceuticals, medical supplies, essentials and school supplies for children and other vulnerable social groups hosted at Social Care Structures and Centres in Greece’s remote and outlying areas.
We at Janssen are committed to addressing and fulfilling some major unmet medical needs of our time in the areas of oncology, immunology, neurosciences, infectious diseases and vaccines, as well as cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. Driven by our commitment to patients, we are developing new products, services and healthcare solutions to help people with serious conditions around the world. In addition to their innovative medicines, Janssen-Cilag International NV and its subsidiaries worldwide are also at the forefront of educational and public policy initiatives aimed to provide access to the latest therapeutic information, support services and quality care for patients and their families, carers and advocates, as well as healthcare professionals.
For more information:
Maria Leontari, Communications Director, SFEE, 2106821040, [email protected]
Kely Stavropoulou, Communications & Public Affairs Specialist, 2108090878, [email protected]