Coty starts making hand sanitizer to help fight Covid-19
New York-based beauty company Coty Inc. has started producing hand sanitizer to help medical and emergency services staff who are fighting the Covid-19 virus.
Production and donations are expected to reach tens of thousands of units per week, the company said, and the sanitizer will go to health care workers free of charge.
In addition, the sanitizer products will be distributed among Coty employees working in the plants and distribution centers producing sanitizers, as well as pharmacy staff at some retail customers, the company said.
“As a responsible beauty company, we make our resources and facilities available to help the communities we are operating in during these exceptionally challenging times,” said Pierre Laubies, Coty CEO.
“We are proud to support the brave professionals fighting on the frontlines against Covid-19 by providing hand sanitizer where it is needed.”
"The health and safety of our employees is our top priority and we will take all possible measures and precautions to keep them healthy and safe as they work to protect our communities that we care for and serve," added Pierre-André Terisse, Coty COO. "We are incredibly proud of our associates who are stepping up to contribute to the global fight against Covid-19."
The first batches of hand sanitizer was produced at factories in the United States and Monaco, and additional factories will start production within the week. Production of future batches depends on the resources and materials available as well as local government regulations, the company said.
Coty is the latest company to launch its own relief effort in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, joining companies like Revolve, Target, Under Armour, the CFDA and Vogue, LVMH and more.
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