Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) has announced that the Mitsubishi Electric Group will donate a total of 50 million yen (approximately US$460K) to aid victims and support recovery efforts following a series of earthquakes that has struck Kumamoto Prefecture and surrounding Kyusyu regions in southern Japan since April 14.
Mitsubishi Electric will also coordinate a matching gift program in Japan through the Mitsubishi Electric SOCIO-ROOTS Fund. Donations from its employees will be matched by the company through the charitable undertaking. Also, the Mitsubishi Electric Group plans to donate its products and other goods in response to the needs of the affected people and organizations.
Established in 1992, the Mitsubishi Electric SOCIO-ROOTS Fund is open to Mitsubishi Electric employees throughout Japan. Each year, many employees take advantage of the fund to support various facilities and programs involved with social welfare.