CEO of JD.com, a leading Chinese e-commerce company, Richard Liu and his wife Nancy Zhang, recently donated 50 invasive ventilators, 5 million masks, and more than 600,000 pieces of protective equipment, clothing, medical gloves, goggles, and other medical supplies to the United Kingdom.
TUV Rheinland Greater China, a leading provider of safe & sustainable solutions for the challenges arising with the interaction between humans and environment, and an important partner of JD.com in the field of testing & certification, provided free of cost qualification audit services for the protective equipment, including the medical protective clothing, surgical masks, gloves, ventilators, goggles, and others.
U.K. is one of the worst impacted countries during this COVID-19 pandemic across Europe and has a large number of Chinese citizens and Chinese overseas students residing in the country.
TUV Rheinland has supported JD.com to strictly control the quality and safety of the donated medical supplies and also ensured that supplies are imported into the U.K. at the earliest.
JD.com took advantage of its smart supply chain & logistics integration to quickly purchase and deploy a huge amount of protective equipment in China as well. After getting informed of JD.com’s plans for donation of medical supplies to the U.K., TUV Rheinland immediately mobilized its resources in several fields, formed specialized groups and accomplished the qualification audit for all the medical supplies that were to be sent.
With the joint efforts of TUV Rheinland, JD.com and other parties, part of the supplies has already reached U.K. and many overseas Chinese citizens and students have received masks for free. A large amount of the donated supplies will be sent to the British government and local hospitals with the assistance of the Chinese Embassy in the U.K., the British Embassy in China, the National Health Service of the UK and the Chinese Charity Federation.
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