Jakarta. The year 2020 began with flooding in various parts of Indonesia. Jakarta - the center of government and the economy - has been one of the most severely affected cities considering that it is traversed by 13 rivers, some of which overflowed to cause heavy flooding. To show its deep concern for those impacted by the floods, BMW Group Indonesia, in collaboration with the humanitarian organization Save the Children Indonesia, is assisting in the post-disaster recovery process by donating aid worth USD 25,000, equivalent to Rp 341,000,000 (at a rate of 1 USD = Rp 13,640).
The aid was handed over by Jodie O'tania, Communications Director of BMW Group Indonesia, and other BMW Group Indonesia employees on Friday, January 17 to government representatives, as witnessed by representatives of Save the Children at RPTRA Semper Barat, Cilincing, North Jakarta.
“Climate change is a very serious topic and the unusual weather cycle in the early part of this year highlights the importance of our concern for the environment. These are the same values underlying the emergence of the BMW i sub-brand in 2011. As such, in the future, we will continue to pay more attention to climate change for the benefit of future generations. Meanwhile, on this occasion, BMW Group Indonesia, in collaboration with Save the Children, is helping with a post-flood mitigation program which focuses on children in North Jakarta,” said Jodie.
The funds given to the humanitarian organization Save the Children will be used to assist teaching and learning programs and with education related to the cleanliness of children affected by the floods.
In addition to making this donation, BMW Group Indonesia is also providing a special service to customers who own BMW/MINI vehicles affected by the flooding in the Greater Jakarta area. Through BMW and MINI authorized dealer networks in the Jabodetabek area, BMW Group Indonesia is offering a special post-flood restoration service which aims to restore all the vehicles concerned to their previous condition, as much as is possible. This service is readily accessible for all customers by contacting BMW and MINI Roadside Assistance, which is available 24 hours a day at the toll free number 0-800-1-269-269.
“We are really concerned about the condition of thousands of children affected by the floods. In the post-flood period, we are providing direct assistance to children and families hit by flooding, while also continuing to design disaster mitigation programs that meet the needs of affected children. We hope that this assistance will help to prevent any disruptions to the children's school programs and schedules,” said Jeremia Jefferson, Senior Corporate Partnership Manager at Save the Children Indonesia.
The donation will be distributed exclusively for purposes that have been assessed by Save the Children and is under their direct supervision.
The BMW Group
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In 2018, the BMW Group sold over 2,490,000 passenger vehicles and more than 165,000 motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax in the financial year 2018 was € 9.815 billion on revenues amounting to € 97.480 billion. As of 31 December 2018, the BMW Group had a workforce of 134,682 employees.
The success of the BMW Group has always been based on long-term thinking and responsible action. The company has therefore established ecological and social sustainability throughout the value chain, comprehensive product responsibility and a clear commitment to conserving resources as an integral part of its strategy.
BMW Group Indonesia
BMW Group Indonesia is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Munich-based Bayerische Motoren Werke (BMW) AG in Germany. The establishment of this subsidiary in April 2001 reflects the BMW Group’s confidence in the long-term future of Indonesia. BMW Indonesia Group activities cover the wholesale of BMW and MINI vehicles, spare parts and accessories, as well as the overall planning of sales, marketing, after-sales, and related activities in Indonesia. Its dealership network covers 18 new-car dealers and 6 BMW Premium Selection facilities spread out in various cities in Indonesia. Selected models of the BMW 3 Series, BMW 5 Series, BMW 7 Series, BMW X1, BMW X3, and BMW X5 are assembled in Indonesia by a local partner.
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About Save the Children
Save the Children Indonesia is a brand identity of the Sayangi Tunas Cilik Foundation which is registered in accordance with Ministry of Law and Human Rights Decree No. AHU.017188.8.131.524. Save the Children Indonesia is part of the Save the Children International global movement that works to fight for children's rights in more than 120 countries across the world.
Save the Children believes that every child, without exception, deserves to enjoy a prosperous future. In Indonesia and throughout the world, we focus on children's health from an early age, while also providing them opportunities for learning and protecting them against danger. We do anything and everything for children - every day and especially in times of crisis - to change their lives for the good and safeguard their futures.At present, Save the Children operates in 12 provinces, 79 regencies, 701 districts and 918 villages. Its working area includes Banten, West Java, Central Java, Yogyakarta, East Java, Jakarta, East Nusa Tenggara, Lampung, North Sumatra, West Sumatra, South Sulawesi and Central Sulawesi. Its programs focus on child welfare and are integrated across numerous sectors including education, health, child protection, poverty and child rights management, and disaster response.For further information, please contact:
Ria Ernunsari | Media and Brand Manager Save the Children Indonesia
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