Zamora Co gives €400,000 to help disadvantaged groupsBy Melita Kiely
Licor 43 producer Zamora Company will donate €400,000 (US$432,000) to support disadvantaged groups in Spain who have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
The Martin Miller’s Gin owner said it was aware of the “difficulties hundreds of families are experiencing right now”, particularly in Spain where the virus is rapidly spreading.
As such, the company has promised to make financial donations to organisations with social missions, such as the Red Cross, Caritas or the Food Bank Foundation.
Emilio Restoy, Zamora Company CEO, said: “It is a duty for us as a socially responsible company to contribute during a situation as exceptional as this, and for this reason we will spare no effort in helping those who believe are more vulnerable right now.”
Zamora Company added it was paying “particular attention” to the needs of its employees during the pandemic. It has suspended face-to-face meetings as instructed by the Spanish Ministry of Health, as well as business trips within and outside of Spain.
Production hygiene measures have been increased, as sales of the firm’s products in the off-trade have risen. The group’s wineries and the Licor 43 factory in Cartagena, Spain, currently remain open.
Zamora Company’s e-commerce platform, Club Venturio, currently remains operational as online purchases rise.
Jameson Irish whiskey, Campari Group and Diageo have all donated substantial amounts of money to support those affected by the covid-19 outbreak.