Coty has started producing hydro-alcoholic gel, which is used as hand sanitiser, to donate to medical and emergency services staff dealing with the Covid-19 virus.
Production and donations are expected to reach tens of thousands of units per week.
The products are being distributed to staff to medical staff who are facing shortages of the much needed hand sanitiser due to the fast-spreading virus.
Products will also be provided to Coty employees working in the plants and distribution centres producing sanitisers, as well as pharmacy staff at some retail customers.
The company has produced its first batches of hand sanitiser at factories in the United States and Monaco.
Additional factories will start production within the week.
Production depends on the resources and materials available as well as local government regulations.
“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.”
Meanwhile, Pierre-André Terisse, Coty COO, said 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”.
“We are incredibly proud of our associates who are stepping up to contribute to the global fight against Covid-19,” he said.