Following the 8 Richter scale earthquake that hit the Sichuan Province in southwest China on 12th May, BNP Paribas has appealed to all staff in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan to contribute to the relief effort, with the Bank pledging to match the staff donations dollar for dollar.
To date, BNP Paribas has raised a total of RMB 2.65 million from staff in these three markets. Meanwhile the Bank will match the donation with the same amount, bringing the total donation amount to RMB 5.3 million. The full amount will be deposited directly to the China Red Cross Relief Fund.
Mignonne Cheng , Head of BNP Paribas in Northern Asia, said: “Our hearts go out to all those victims so tragically devastasted by the catastrophe. In a small way, we hope our donations can go towards the relief effort under way. We hope for the speedy recovery of the wounded in the earthquake and that the survivors and the bereaved will find the courage and support they need to go forward with their lives and rebuild their homeland.”