Joining several supply companies who have embargoed doing business with Russia, wide format printer manufacturer Mutoh has suspended exports to Russia & Belarus over deep concern about its conduct in the invasion of Ukraine. Also, the HP Foundation is donating a further US$3 million for humanitarion relief.
|Not available for Russia or Belarus because of Ukraine - the new Mutoh XpertJet 1341SR Pro|
In a company statement, Mutoh says:
"Mutoh is deeply concerned about the tragic developments in the Ukraine and stands with all the people who are suffering.
Until further notice, we are temporarily suspending all printer exports to Russia and Belarus during its ongoing war with Ukraine and will not deliver any equipment to these regions.
Our thoughts are with the people of Ukraine at this time. The loss of human life and suffering is a tragedy.
Mutoh cares for all and joins all those around the world who are calling for peace.
We will make future business decisions based on the evolving situation.
Locally, Mutoh Australia Managing Director Russell Cavenagh comments, “We are fully supportive of Mutoh’s decision. We stand with Ukraine”.
In other news, the HP Foundation has boosted the company's contribution to help humanitarian efforts on behalf of Ukrainian refugees, by USD$3 million. HP has previously suspended exports to Russia. The company says:
"We are now one month into the war in Ukraine. Sadly, the violence, destruction, and human suffering becomes more difficult to watch with each passing day. As a company, we continue to focus on ways we can help.
Today we announced that the HP Foundation will be making a $3 million grant directly to our Central Europe market, which will be distributed locally to support in-country humanitarian efforts with our NGO partners. This is on top of our previous grants to UNICEF, UNHCR and the Polish Red Cross [more info here], and we are continuing to match employee contributions to relief efforts.
The worst of times have a way of bringing out the best in HP’s people. We are seeing this every day from employees across our markets – many of whom are taking refugees into their homes, distributing food and supplies, and volunteering in other ways to help neighbors in need.
We are grateful to call them all colleagues. And we will continue to be guided by our core values as we navigate the long and difficult road ahead."