Monday, April 20, 2020

Tesco Bengaluru Pledges Community Upliftment Amidst COVID-19

In a bid to reiterate its commitment towards colleagues and customers, Tesco Bengaluru, the global services arm for Tesco PLC, has broadened its community outreach programme amidst the pandemic situation and is contributing towards creating a significant social impact to the community it serves.

Tesco Bengaluru and its colleagues have come forward to support the deprived daily wage workers and marginalized community one of the most affected groups of the present criticality. By providing dry groceries to daily workers and their family across the Whitefield area, Tesco is touching around 500 lives on a daily basis since the lockdown.

In addition to this, Tesco has collaborated with GIVEINDIA, is running a special campaign with colleagues to voluntarily donate towards the relief fund. This aggregated donation will be utilised in providing essentials to towards the upliftment of vulnerable communities in and around the Whitefield area.

Likewise, through our existing partnership with AKSHAYA PATRA FOUNDATION, Tesco Bengaluru is providing dry ration to children through their schools on a weekly basis and intends to touch lives of around 6000 children in the next few weeks.  The company is also contributing a sum of INR 25 Lakhs to PM CARES, a dedicated national fund with a primary objective of dealing with any emergency or distress, COVID-19 in this case.

Dr. Sumit Mitra, CEO, Tesco Business Services & Tesco Bengaluru said, “At Tesco, we have a culture that every little help makes a big difference. In this unprecedented COVID-19 crisis, people are going through difficult times and we have taken a series of conscious measures to provide maximum support to the marginalized society. I believe it is our duty now more than ever to ensure as corporates we support our local communities during this crisis. We also appreciate the swift efforts by Central and State Governments of India to curb this pandemic and we stand in support and pledge to continue our efforts to support the nation.”

About Tesco in Bengaluru:

Tesco in Bengaluru is a multi-disciplinary team serving our shoppers a little better every day across markets. Our goal is to create a sustainable competitive advantage for Tesco by standardising processes, delivering cost savings, enabling agility through technology solutions and empowering our colleagues to do even more for our customers. With cross-functional expertise, a wide network of teams and strong governance, we reduce complexity, thereby offering high-quality services for our customers.

Tesco in Bengaluru, established in 2004 to enable standardisation and build centralised capabilities and competencies, makes the experience better for our millions of customers worldwide and simpler for over 4,00,000 colleagues.

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