Symantec Signs the UN Global Compact’s Business Action Pledge on Ebola Elimination

Symantec Signs the UN Global Compact’s Business Action Pledge on Ebola Elimination

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 8:00am

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Just a few days ago, US President Barack Obama announced plans to withdraw most of the troops from West Africa after a 10-month long military mission to help contain the Ebola virus. The outbreak has been significantly contained from 1,000 new cases a week to roughly 150 a week. However, the fight is far from over. According to WHO, the Ebola virus has claimed over 9,000 lives in this current outbreak and despite the significant drop, continued efforts are required to bring us to zero not just from governments but the community at large.

The UN Global Compact, in partnership with the Ebola Private Sector Mobilization Group (EPSMG), have initiated a pledge calling for the private sector’s commitment to help eliminate Ebola. Companies have a role to play in responding to the virus, particularly businesses with operations or interests in the region. The UN Global Compact and EPSMG want to reach every company that has an imprint in Western Africa, and so far over 50 companies have demonstrated leadership by committing to actions. By signing this pledge, Symantec commits to taking the steps within our organization to train and prepare our staff as well as financially support the emergency response teams out in the field. Read our summary of actions below.

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