As part of the continuing global efforts to combat COVID-19, Burberry and The Burberry Foundation are proud to donate to UNICEF’s COVID-19 Vaccines Appeal.
The donations will support the transportation, storage and safe administration of doses of the vaccine in low-income countries. Through the Global COVAX Facility, UNICEF is working on the largest vaccine procurement and supply operation in modern history. The charity is collaborating with manufacturers and partners, aiming to make 2 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines available across 190 countries by the end of the year.
This builds on our earlier donation to relief efforts and our dedication of resources to support those impacted by the pandemic and prevent further infection.
The Burberry Foundation COVID-19 Community Fund was set up as a global emergency relief appeal in April 2020. Contributions from Burberry colleagues, partners, customers and suppliers have been directed to support relief efforts globally, including the procurement and distribution of emergency PPE, donating to food banks and providing essential healthcare and social services to those most vulnerable around the world.
Over the past year, Burberry has also leveraged its global supply chain, manufacturing and sourcing over 160,000 pieces of PPE that it donated to the UK National Health Service and healthcare charities. It also provided funding to support the development of the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca vaccine and donated to charities dedicated to tackling food poverty to help meet the most immediate medical and community needs.