Synergy Vanilla Update
On March 7, 2017, Cyclone Enawo hit the island of Madagascar. As the situation in Madagascar continues to unfold, our thoughts and prayers are with the Malagasy people as they start to rebuild their lives during this difficult time.
As of 12 March, the National Office for the Management of Risks and Crises (BNGRC) reported 295,950 people to have been affected by the cyclone, including 84,660 who remain displaced. The number of deaths due to the storm has risen to 50 with 20 people missing and 195 injured. These figures are based on information received to date and may continue to change as more areas previously inaccessible are able to be reached.
Synergy is in the process of identifying an agency to provide ongoing aid and relief to the region. We expect our employees and business partners will be motivated to contribute and assist in whatever ways they can.
As would be expected under these extreme circumstances, our vanilla extract business will be managed differently until more information becomes available. As we gain a better understanding of the storm’s impact we will provide additional updates on our website.