Nov 18, 2013
The NYK Group will donate 100,000 U.S. dollars through the NYK-TDG Friendship Foundation* and provide free transport of supplies to those directly affected by deadly Typhoon Haiyan (known locally as Yolanda), which struck the Philippines on November 8. In addition, the NYK Group has started to collect donations from executives and employees at companies throughout the group.
The NYK Group established the NYK Group–JPF Joint Aid Supplies Transportation Projects with Japan Platform (JPF)** in 2004 to support the quick recovery of areas impacted by disasters. In response to a request from JPF, the free ocean transport of 1,000 tents from Japan to the Philippines has been arranged.
In the Philippines, NYK runs the NYK-TDG Maritime Academy with the Transnational Diversified Group (TDG)*** and is thus positively involved in fostering and recruiting Philippine seafarers.
NYK has deep concern for those harmed by this natural disaster and offers its wishes for a quick recovery. In the hopes of aiding victims of disasters through our supportive action, NYK will continue its efforts to be proactively involved in contributing to society.
*NYK-TDG Friendship Foundation
The NYK-FIL Japan Home for Street Children, dedicated to providing street children in the Philippines with food, homes, medical care, and education, was established in 1990 jointly by the NYK Group and Jose Roberto Delgado, then chief executive officer of the Transnational Diversified Group. Later renamed the NYK-TDG Friendship Foundation, it works as an organization that makes social contributions on behalf of the NYK Group and the Transnational Diversified Group. The foundation maintains the goals it has had since its origin by helping street children as well as providing relief to victims of natural disasters.
**Japan Platform (JPF)
An international humanitarian assistance organization founded to provide quick and effective emergency relief during natural disasters and refugee situations. The activities are carried out under a partnership among the NGO, government, and business community, where these entities are integrated equally to draw on the resources and unique features of each sector.
***Transnational Diversified Group (TDG)
A group of enterprises established in 1976 by Jose Roberto Delgado, the group’s current chairman. In addition to the group’s business as a shipping agency, and the recruitment and education of seafarers, the group operates air transport and logistics businesses. Since 1976, TDG has maintained a cooperative relationship with NYK.