Garnier USA to Produce and Donate 2 Million Hand Sanitizer Units to Help Fight Coronavirus
As the COVID-19 pandemic — and the need for supplies to fight it — persists, more and more beauty companies are shifting gears to provide money and necessary materials to those who need it most. In May, Garnier USA (the company responsible for the hair and skin-care brands of the same name) will join other companies such as Coty and LVMH by using its manufacturing facilities to produce and donate hand sanitizer.
The brand announced via a press release on May 5 that it will begin producing four-ounce units of hand sanitizer at its Franklin, New Jersey manufacturing center. According to the statement, the company aims to produce 2 million units, which it will distribute free of charge this month to “frontline retail employees in the most affected areas of the country.” Garnier USA does not specify which areas these are.
In addition to the 2 million hand sanitizer units, Garnier USA also plans to donate more than $1 million in aid to the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the global organization that coordinates worldwide relief following events of crises.
“We are very grateful for the hard work of essential employees and the service they are bringing to our local communities,” says Garnier USA president Alanna McDonald. “Our number-one priority at Garnier is to take care of each other. We are working as quickly as possible to produce hand sanitizers to help frontline retail employees stay safe and healthy during this Coronavirus outbreak.”
Garnier global brand president Adrien Koskas adds: “At Garnier, we believe it is our corporate social responsibility to support those working on the frontline every day and those who are helping to protect the most vulnerable populations across the world.”
Allure has reached out to Garnier USA to confirm more details on this effort and will update this post as more information becomes available.
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