Beauty brand Coty is now producing hydro-alcoholic hand sanitizer gels after announcing plans last week on Instagram.
The beauty behemoth (which owns more than 70 brands, including Clairol, OPI, ghd, and Sally Hansen) has joined a growing number of companies that have pivoted their factory production to make much-needed supplies for medical and emergency personnel.
“In response to the exceptional measures announced in many countries to manage the Covid-19 public health crisis, Coty is adjusting the production of some of its manufacturing sites to be able to provide free of charge hydro-alcoholic gel to medical and emergency services, where this is needed by local authorities,” wrote the brand.
The brand announced Wednesday (March 26) that its first batches have been produced and are ready for distribution. The gel will be donated to medical and emergency services staff facing shortages, along with Coty employees, including pharmacy staff and workers at the company’s plants and distribution centers.
“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,” said city COO Pierre-André Terisse, in a press statement. “We are incredibly proud of our associates who are stepping up to contribute to the global fight against COVID-19.”