The members of the Board of Directors and the Supervisory Board of Richter Gedeon Plc have donated their one-month remuneration to the Regőczi István Foundation, established by János Áder, President of Hungary and his wife, Anita Herczegh to provide long-term support to children who have lost one or both parents due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The company will match the HUF 6 million pledge with an additional HUF 6 million, providing a total of HUF 12 million.

The seriousness of the problem tackled by the Regőczi István Foundation is illustrated by the fact that by mid-May, the organisation was aware of 800 children hit by this tragedy.

As a large Hungarian company that takes responsibility for its own operating environment and society, Richter has already done its part in the fight against the pandemic with numerous measures, whether it is those taken to protect our employees, the development of products for the treatment of the coronavirus, the extraordinary donation of HUF 140 million to Hungarian hospitals within the framework of the Richter Health City program, or the one-month renumeration offered by all members of the Board of Directors and the Supervisory Board to the employees of the National Ambulance Service (OMSZ).

“As the vaccination rate of the population continues to increase and epidemiological indicators improve, there must be a stronger focus on mitigating the long-term effects of the epidemic, rather than just controlling the infection, and Richter, as a large multinational company with a domestic base, must also play a role in this. Richter and its management want to use this donation to show their commitment to mitigating the pandemic and its impact on society," added Erik Bogsch, Chairman of Richter.


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