The Office of the Prime Minister of Japan recently honored Amway Japan with the Medal with Dark Blue Ribbon (Kon-ju hoh-sho), a recognition given to organizations or individuals who have made generous contributions for the good of the public. The award was presented to Peter Strydom, managing director of Amway Japan.
In response to needs brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, Amway Japan raised and donated 10 million yen to the “NCGM New Coronavirus Infectious Disease Control Special Fund.” The National Center for Global Health and Medicine (NCGM) is a leading research center for Japan that has worked on COVID-19 vaccines and therapies.
“I am so proud of our employees and entrepreneurs in Japan that continue to lead with heart throughout the pandemic,” said Amway CEO Milind Pant. “I continue to be inspired and humbled by the Amway community’s generosity and compassion.”
In addition to this large donation, Amway Japan has also donated care packages to frontline workers, provided meals and academic support to children impacted by school closures through the nonprofit Central Community Chest of Japan, donated air purifiers to the Tokyo Medical Center, and raised over 8 million yen for the United Way Delhi.