News Update/ Press Release
TransUnion and TransUnion CIBIL to Donate US$1 Million to India COVID-19 Relief
Mumbai, May 25, 2021 – Throughout the global COVID-19 pandemic, TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) has prioritized the health and safety of employees and surrounding communities. With the significant number of cases in India, the company mobilized support for its more than 1,500 employees across the country and the broader population. Today, TransUnion and TransUnion CIBIL are announcing a $1 million donation to Direct Relief and United Way Mumbai for necessary medical supplies.
Direct Relief and United Way Mumbai are working closely with local Indian hospitals to identify and deliver the most in-demand medical supplies, such as oxygen concentrators and other vital equipment. TransUnion’s contribution of US$500,000 to each organization will help facilitate the procurement and delivery of these supplies to locations in need.
“The unprecedented second surge of COVID-19 in India demands a collaborated relief approach from across businesses, industries and individuals. We are committed to supporting the relief efforts in every possible way and collaborating to save lives and foster well-being,” said Rajesh Kumar, Managing Director and CEO, TransUnion CIBIL. “It’s vital the corporate fraternity play a role in securing aid for the country, and we’ll remain vigilant throughout India’s time of need.”
In addition to the donation, TransUnion is helping employees remain healthy and obtain treatment where needed. The company provided online medical consultation services, isolation centers, emergency services and home testing options. The company also airlifted 50 oxygen concentrators to TransUnion offices in Chennai, Mumbai, New Delhi, Pune and other prominent cities for employees and family members in need of more advanced care. TransUnion will continue to provide aid to employees, including testing and vaccination opportunities and additional wellness health programming.
As a global information and insights company with a role in economic health, TransUnion acted swiftly from the start of the global pandemic and continues to provide insights to businesses and governments to help navigate this unprecedented situation. TransUnion is also providing innovative solutions and thought leadership to its customers, such as enhancements to address increased fraud and a series of Global Consumer Financial Hardship studies to help businesses understand how consumers were impacted financially by the outbreak.
“TransUnion’s presence in India continues to grow, and this crisis is personal to our people, their families and friends, and our local communities,” said Debasis Panda, Vice President of Operations and leader TransUnion’s global capability centers in India. “The aid we have provided to our employees is only the beginning. We are committed to seeing to their needs throughout the pandemic and recovery period.”
The donation is a joint contribution between TransUnion LLC and TransUnion CIBIL, the company’s credit information business in India.