GE Pledges $5 Million to Japan Tsunami and Quake Relief

Mar 17, 2011 12:15 PM ET

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Tokyo, Japan - March 14, 2011 - In response to the recent disaster in Japan, GE announced a company-wide commitment of $5 million (approximately 4.1 billion JPY) in cash, equipment and services toward relief in the coming weeks and months. GE expresses its deepest sympathy to all who have been affected and maintains its commitment to assisting those in need.

GE plans to provide cash as well as equipment and services related to areas including energy, water and healthcare. The Company is currently working with national and impacted local governments, healthcare facilities and disaster relief organizations to determine what specific additional GE support can be provided to best complement Japan's response capacity over the coming months.   In addition to this commitment, the GE Foundation— the philanthropic organization of GE— is supporting the charitable efforts of GE employees and retirees with a 100% match of funds to qualified relief organizations.       About the GE Foundation The GE Foundation, the philanthropic organization of the General Electric Company, works to solve some of the world’s most difficult problems. In coordination with its partners, it supports U.S. and international education, developing health globally, the environment, public policy, human rights and disaster relief. In addition, the GE Foundation supports GE employee and retiree giving and involvement in GE communities around the world. In 2010, the entire GE family — including businesses, employees, retirees and GE Foundation — contributed more than an estimated $225 million to community and educational programs, including more than $100 million from GE Foundation. For more information, visit   About GE GE (NYSE: GE) is an advanced technology, services and finance company taking on the world’s toughest challenges. Dedicated to innovation in energy, health, transportation and infrastructure, GE operates in more than 100 countries and employs about 300,000 people worldwide. For more information, visit the company's Web site at   GE12457