Amazon.in’s health & hygiene initiatives benefit over 2,000 people around its Fulfilment Centres

Sonipat/Bhiwandi, April 07, 2017: In line with World Health Day, Amazon.in today said that its health & hygiene initiatives have benefited over 2,000 people around its Fulfilment Centres in Sonipat, Haryana and Bhiwandi, Maharashtra. As part of its community development program in these districts, Amazon.in has worked to bring about a behavioral change in the community with respect to several health and sanitation issues.

Amazon has been operating in the country for almost 4 years, gradually building its operational capability through massive investments in infrastructure. It has opened 34 Fulfilment Centres (FCs) with a storage capacity of close to 10 million cubic feet, providing direct & indirect jobs to thousands.

Apart from organizing regular awareness sessions on preventive and curative health care and conducting health check-up camps, a few activities conducted by Amazon.in have been:
o Adolescent health care awareness camps for 10-16-year old’s
o Enablement of access to government schemes related to health & sanitation
o Awareness sessions and formation of community groups to tackle waste & sanitation issues in the community
o Awareness workshops for women on usage of safe drinking water
o Awareness camps on waste management, safe drinking water, breast cancer, HIV/AIDS, malnutrition & morbidity and seasonal diseases
o Check-up camps for diabetes, eye care, hemoglobin and seasonal diseases
o Formation of village community groups overseeing interventions related to health & sanitation issues

Overall, Amazon.in’s health & hygiene initiatives have been able to impact local communities in and around the Fulfilment Centres by developing a hygienic and disease free community, identifying possible diseases and promoting preventive activities, spreading awareness about symptoms and practices to prevent & cure those diseases thereby ensuring community-driven interventions on health & hygiene issues. The entire exercise has instilled ownership among community members leading to massive transformation and sustainable change.

All these activities have been conducted under the aegis of ‘Amazon Cares’. This program demonstrates the philosophy of being good neighbours through several such activities undertaken in areas where it operates from. The company imbibes this philosophy to empower and engage its employees, customers, sellers, local communities and other stakeholders in its contributions to create opportunities and transform lives.

For more information contact:
Ashwini Samraj
Amazon
+91 9886896249, Samraj@amazon.com

Movit Ramwani
Weber Shandwick
+919920737228, mramwani@webershandwick.com

About Amazon Cares
Amazon believes that the most radical & transformative inventions are often those that empower others to unleash their creativity and pursue their dreams. Amazon Cares demonstrates the philosophy of being ‘good neighbours’ through the activities undertaken in areas where our employees and customers live. The Company imbibes this philosophy to empower and engage its employees, customers, sellers, local communities and other stakeholders in its contributions to create opportunities and transform lives. Amazon Cares currently runs several programs such as Gift a Smile that is transforming & enabling new ways of giving and Amazon in the Community that is empowering local communities with tools & services that enable them to create opportunities for their growth.

About Amazon.in
The Amazon.in marketplace is operated by Amazon Seller Services Private Ltd, an affiliate of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN). Amazon.in seeks to build the most customer-centric online destination for customers to find and discover virtually anything they want to buy online by giving them more of what they want – vast selection, low prices, fast and reliable delivery, and a trusted and convenient experience; and provide sellers with a world-class e-commerce platform.

About Amazon
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