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2020.09.30

Euglena The total number of cookies distributed has exceeded 10 million meals!
Continue to support the solution of nutritional problems even in the case of Corona

Euglena Co., Ltd.

 Euglena Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo, President: Mitsuru Izumo) is a cookie containing Euglena, a microalga that has abundant nutrients for children in Bangladesh (hereinafter referred to as "Euglena cookie"). We are pleased to inform you that the total number of Euglena cookies distributed has exceeded 10 million meals in the "Euglena GENKI Program", which aims to solve nutritional problems by distributing ") free of charge.

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Distributing Euglena cookies in the locked down Dhaka slums

 Our company was founded in Bangladesh, where President Izumo visited when he was a student, when he witnessed children suffering from malnutrition and decided to solve nutritional problems. Izumo, who returned to Japan with the desire to find a nutrient source that would allow them to live a healthy life, met Euglena a microalgae with abundant nutrients in a well-balanced manner.

 

 Euglena GENKI Program" (https://euglena.jp/genki/) with the aim of solving nutritional problems for children in Bangladesh, which was the reason for our founding. Euglena cookies are distributed free of charge to local children, who can take one serving of nutrients that are especially deficient in Bangladeshi children. The activities of this "Euglena GENKI Program" are operated by allocating a part of the sales when purchasing all the products of the Euglena Group and the products covered by the program of partner companies as sponsorship * 1.

* 1 In addition, since September 2017, local NGOs and school staff have been supporting 4 yen per bag Euglena

 In the "Euglena Euglena cookies have been distributed to students at the schools that are normally targeted for the program, but until now, we have responded flexibly to situations where special support is required. .. In December 2017, when the number of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar began to increase in Bangladesh, based on the voluntary will of our colleagues * 2 Euglena cookies to the Rohingya refugee camp. Delivered * 3.
 In the spring of 2020, schools in Bangladesh were closed due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection, which is rampant all over the world, making it difficult to distribute Euglena In addition, prolonged urban lockdowns have made food shortages and prices soaring, making Bangladeshi people more difficult to access food than ever before. The impact is especially noticeable in low-income slums, where some lockdowns continue to this day. Under these circumstances, we are now returning to the starting point of solving nutritional problems, and from June 2020, in the slums where many families of students attending schools targeted for the program in the capital city of Dakka are included. Euglena cookies to residents free of charge (https://www.euglena.jp/news/200616-2/).
 In September of this year, we continued this initiative, and in collaboration with the US NGO OBAT Helpers * 4 Euglena cookie 100,000 as food support for school students supported by the organization. I distributed the food. These efforts were urgent measures implemented in line with the purpose of the program to solve nutritional problems, Euglena cookies distributed has exceeded 10 million meals.

* 2 In the Euglena Group, employees are called "companies" with the same aspirations.
* 3 Since this 200,000 meals are not contributed by the sponsorship, they are not included in the cumulative number of distributed 10 million meals.
* 4 OBAT Helpers is a US-based NGO that supports Biharis (refugees of ethnic minorities who became stateless at the time of independence from Pakistan) in Bangladesh. Currently, it operates four target schools for the GENKI program in Dhaka.

 Euglena GENKI Program, we will continue to respond flexibly to any situation and continue our efforts to solve the malnutrition problem of children in Bangladesh.

[History of the Euglena
April 2014:
Started free distribution Euglena cookies to about 2,000 children living in the slum area at an elementary school in the capital city of Dhaka.

April 2016:
Started blood test and body measurement to measure the effect of the program.

September 2017:
We have started a new management model in which local NGOs and elementary schools who support the activities of the program support 4 yen per bag of cookies.

December 2017:
Distribute 200,000 Euglena cookies as food support to Rohingya refugees.

February 2018:
As a step toward nationwide expansion in Bangladesh, a program has started at a school in the suburbs of Dhaka.

April 2019:
On the occasion of the 5th anniversary of the program, the products covered by the program will be expanded to all Euglena

March 2020:
The local school is closed due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection. For the first time, students at the schools covered by the program will not receive the Euglena
(Note) However, since Euglena cookies were in stock at the school, schools with student accommodations on campus will be provided until the stock runs out. Each school has a track record of deciding students' school days and distributing them while maintaining their social distance.

June-July 2020:
 Euglena cookies as food support to slum residents in Dhaka, who are suffering from food shortages and soaring prices due to the effects of city blockages (lockdown) (distribution period: June 11 to July 5).
With this distribution, the cumulative total has exceeded 10 million meals.
(Note) 400,000 meals is equivalent to the total quantity of undistributed Euglena cookies from March 17th to the end of May when the school was closed.

September 2020:
 Euglena cookies as food support to students attending schools run by OBAT Helpers who cooperated with the distribution of 400,000 meals (Distribution period: September 5 to 25) * 5.
* 5 The distribution method is to set a distribution date at the school, have the students go to school, and distribute by hand directly from the teacher at the school.

 

2014-2020 Euglena cookie cumulative distribution graph

(Since the GENKI program started in April 2014, the Euglena cookies distributed will be counted for one year from April to March of the following year. Changed the aggregation period from October of the previous year to September of the current year)

 

 

 

Euglena Co., Ltd.>
In 2005, we succeeded in establishing the world's first edible outdoor mass culture technology for the Euglena In Euglena and chlorella, we are also conducting research toward the production of biofuels. Euglena GENKI Program, which has been in operation since 2014 to deliver Euglena cookies with abundant nutrients to children in Bangladesh, will be expanded to all group products including cosmetics from April 2019. Listed on TSE Mothers in December 2012. TSE First Section market change in December 2014. We define "Sustainability First" as the Euglena Philosophy and develop our business. https://euglena.jp

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