We continue to be deeply concerned by the tragic war in Ukraine, the devastating losses of civilians and the suffering of the entire Ukrainian population.
This led us to take several further and immediate actions:
In addition to the original donation of BERLIN-CHEMIE, a further donation of 200,000 euros directly to the Red Cross was carried out at Menarini Group level, complemented by 60,000 euros donated worldwide by its employees (matched equally by the Group), totalling the economic donations at 420,000 euros. Including the continuous medicine donations, our total contribution dedicated to the Ukrainian people is well over 1 million euros by now.
In Russia, we have stopped all advertising spending, ceased all new investments and implemented a headcount freeze. International sanctions exclude pharmaceuticals and we continue to supply medicines to Russia focused on patients who depend upon them.
We stand with the Ukrainian people and hope for a peaceful resolution as soon as possible.