Ferrero is donating one million euros to UNICEF to help children and families in Ukraine, the company announced Friday.
Ferrero said the donation will provide clean water, blankets, basic medical care, personal hygiene kits and physical and mental health assistance.
“We are complementing this with local aid in several European countries receiving refugees, as well as through employee donations,” Ferrero said in a press release.
The company is also working to ensure the safety of its employees, associates and their families.
“We have been helping them to reach safety zones, providing them with emergency cash, fuel for their cars, food, medicines, basic supplies, and shelter,” Ferrero said.
In the meantime, Ferrero has temporarily closed its offices in Ukraine and has paused all non-essential activities and development plans in Russia, including promotions and advertising.
“We will reassess our decisions on a regular basis as we continue to closely monitor the impacts of this dramatic and rapidly evolving situation, doing our utmost to safeguard people’s safety while continuing to support colleagues in local markets who face a lot of uncertainty,” Ferrero said.