FourKites Donates $50,000 to UNICEF to support children in need in local communities
CHENNAI – 27 January 2022 – FourKites, the #1 global supply chain visibility platform, today announced a donation of $50,000 to UNICEF. The move represents the company’s commitment to the Chennai community and its growing employee base. The funds donated to UNICEF by FourKites will be used toward improving the lives of children in need.
Commenting on the developments, Mr. Mathew Elenjickal, FourKites Founder and CEO, said, “We are pleased to be a part of UNICEF’s groundbreaking work helping children across the globe. The last two years have been tough on all of us and, during this time, our employees and their families remained committed to supporting their community and co-workers. Our donation to UNICEF is a token of gratitude and appreciation for their efforts.”
FourKites places great importance on corporate social responsibility and, with the support of its employees, has actively contributed to the betterment of society through various initiatives. During the COVID-19 outbreak, FourKites organized a global fundraiser for offering relief measures in India. The company donated a sum of over rupees twenty-nine lakhs toward healthcare and humanitarian intervention during a time of great need. Additionally, FourKites contributed a sum of $10,000 to the PM care fund. The company also joined hands with non-profit organization Give India to donate $40,000, which helped provide oxygen concentrators at Indian military hospitals under army commands at Lucknow, Kolkata, Pune, Chandimandir and Udampur.
“Taking care of our people means we also take care of our communities,” said Rashi Jain, Managing Director of FourKites, India. “Today, we offer everything from mentoring to professional reimbursement, employee assistance programmes and community service. We are proud to offer even greater opportunities for support and development as we grow.”
2021 was a year of record growth for FourKites around the world, and particularly in APAC, with 120% year-over-year growth in APAC shipments tracked, and 95% growth in new APAC customers. The company was also recognized as a Great Place to Work® by the Great Place to Work (GPTW) Institute for the third consecutive year. With a team of over 250 people in India across Engineering, Product and Operations, FourKites recently announced plans to add over 100 engineers in India across various skill sets, including front end, OCR, back end, NLP, AI and DevOps.
About FourKites: FourKites® is the #1 supply chain visibility platform in the world, extending visibility beyond transportation into yards, warehouses, stores and beyond. Tracking more than 2.5 million shipments daily across road, rail, ocean, air, parcel and courier, and reaching 176 countries, FourKites combines real-time data and powerful machine learning to help companies digitize their end-to-end supply chains. More than 1,000 of the world’s most recognized brands — including 9 of the top-10 CPG and 18 of the top-20 food and beverage companies — trust FourKites to transform their business and create more agile, efficient and sustainable supply chains. To learn more, visit https://www.fourkites.com/.