Infosys Limited (NASDAQ: INFY) today announced a donation of JPY 20,105,541 (US$ 259,695) towards relief and rebuilding efforts for the victims of the 2011 earthquake off the Pacific coast of Tohoku in Japan. The contributions have been made voluntarily by 133,500 Infosys employees belonging to 88 different nationalities from across the globe.
Infosys Limited has donated the contributions to three affected prefectures including:
- JPY 6,701,847 (US $86,565) transferred to "Iwate no Manabi Kibo Kikin Jigyo" (Iwate Hope for Learning Fund), to be used to support Tsunami orphans.
- JPY 6,701,847 (US $86,565) transferred to Miyagi Prefectural Disaster Headquarter.
- JPY 6,701,847 (US $86,565) transferred to Fukushima Prefectural Disaster Headquarter.
V. Sriram, Head of Infosys Limited Japan, said "As a responsible organization, Infosys continuously works towards contributing to the markets that we operate in. Our employees embody this value to the core and it is evident in the contributions they have made towards relief efforts for this natural disaster. We hope that our initiative will help speed up the relief and rebuilding work being undertaken in the affected areas and make a difference for the Tohoku earthquake victims."