Viterra Inc. (TSX:VT) (ASX:VTA) announced today a donation of $75,000 to support disaster relief and rescue efforts in Japan, following a major earthquake and tsunami on Friday, March 11. The donation will go to the Red Cross Japanese Earthquake Asia-Pacific Tsunami Response Fund.
“We are thankful that all of our Japanese employees have been confirmed safe in the wake of this terrible disaster. Our thoughts continue to go out to our Japanese colleagues, customers and all those affected by the devastating turn of events which have gripped the country,” said Mayo Schmidt, Viterra’s President and Chief Executive Officer.
Viterra employs seven people through its marketing office in Tokyo.
About ViterraViterra provides premium quality ingredients to leading global food manufacturers. Headquartered in Canada, the global agri-business has extensive operations across Canada, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand. Our growing international presence also extends to offices in Japan, Singapore, China, Switzerland, Italy, Ukraine, Germany and India. Driven by an entrepreneurial spirit, we operate in three distinct businesses: grain handling and marketing, agri-products, and processing. Viterra’s expertise, close relationships with producers, and superior logistical assets allow the Company to consistently meet the needs of the most discerning end-use customers, helping to fulfill the nutritional needs of people around the world.
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