The Chinese ECR committee awarded special honors to ECR-member companies and strategic partners who performed outstanding services in the prevention of further Covid-19 outbreaks. This special award encourages companies to take social responsibility. Not only did SPAR China guarantee a stable supply of essential products, but the company also donated medical equipment. The company used their capacity to make a positive contribution to society, and for this effort the ECR committee recognized SPAR China as a "socially responsible company".
During the initial outbreak of Covid-19, SPAR China utilized their extensive distribution network, manpower, and financial resources to secure sufficient supplies of essential products for people in affected areas. At the same time, the company also used their platform to help member-companies to shift unmarketable products to new retail channels. The store personnel worked hard to guarantee the steady supply of agricultural products and other essentials. The company implemented strict measures for disinfection and kept business running seven days a week.
Furthermore, in many areas the stores stayed open even longer than usual. The company also opened a new e-commerce platform to facilitate 'no-contact' distribution and reduce the interaction between personnel. SPAR China worked as hard as possible to reduce the spread of Covid-19 and keep personnel and consumers safe and healthy.
All staff and customers wear masks and have their temperature checked before entering the supermarket
Regular service continues during the pandemic
Consumers order online and have their groceries delivered at home
SPAR China worked hard together with the Red Cross and China Charity Federation to donate money and products. SPAR Shandong donated 8 million yuan [1.19 million USD] to the regional headquarters of the China Charity Federation in Weihai, Shandong. This money went towards preventative measures in Weihai City and Shandong Province as a whole.
SPAR Guangdong donated large volumes of face masks, disinfectant, and protective plastic masks for personnel on the frontline of the fight against Covid-19. The company also donated fruit. The total value of their donations exceeded 200 thousand yuan [29,733 USD].
The SPAR in Xinghe City also prepared support packages for the families of the medical personnel that rushed to aid the affected areas in Hubei. SPAR Beijing, SPAR Sichuan, and SPAR Yunnan also actively participated in the relief operation. They donated large amounts of disinfectant and daily essentials such as grain, oil, and water to local efforts.
SPAR Shandong Group visits the China Charity Federation headquarters in Weihai City
SPAR Guangdong visits the medical team dispatched to Hubei
SPAR China also purchased 200 thousand masks and other medical equipment to aid Europe in fighting the spread of Covid-19. These masks were air freighted to the headquarters of SPAR International and then distributed via SPAR branches in Europe. SPAR showed a spirit of solidarity in the struggle to stop the spread of Covid-19.
The greater the calamity, the stronger the spirit of social responsibility. The greater the trouble, the stronger the kindness between people! SPAR is a global food retail company, and when the pandemic broke out, this company took social responsibility. They took advantage of their platform and guaranteed steady supply of essential products at reasonable prices. The ECR recognized SPAR China as a "socially responsible company" and acknowledged the tireless effort of SPAR China and all its branch companies throughout the country.
Source: SPAR China