When China was battling COVID-19 at the beginning of the year, Ageas donated 22,000 facial masks and 1,800 protective suits to China Taiping Group for the hospitals in Wuhan and Hubei province where medical supplies and Personal protective equipment were in short supply. Thanks to the teams of Ageas in Portugal and Thailand who were able to source these at a time when most needed.
Two months later, in return, our Chinese partner Taiping Life donated, through Ageas and Interparking, 30,000 masks to hospitals in Italy and Spain as COVID-19 began to evolve more aggressively in Europe, demonstrating the power of working in partnership for the good of society and in line with our role as “supporters of your life”.
How many employees does it take to sew 12,000 masks?
And there were some heroic and spontaneous acts of solidarity on the ground. In Portugal, Ageas employees volunteered to produce homemade masks for those taking care of vulnerable people and working in institutions.12,000 masks later…we were deeply proud of the 77 employee volunteers who made this happen.