DIAGEO Indonesia Donates 120,000 Bottles of Hand Sanitizer to Help Indonesia in Combating COVID-19 Pandemic
Jakarta, 7 April 2020 – Diageo Indonesia has today pledged to donate 120,000 bottles of hand sanitizers to authorities and partners. Diageo Indonesia is doing this to support Indonesia’s relief effort to combat the COVID-19 outbreak in the country.
Diageo is the world’s leading producer of spirits and beer and has brands have been present in Indonesia since 1974.
Diageo Indonesia will work with authorities and partners in Indonesia to ensure the availability of hand sanitizer during this challenging time for all Indonesians. “The production of hand sanitizers will be involving Diageo Indonesia local business partners, small-medium entrepreneurs as well as community. We are determined to do everything possible to work with the Government to stop the spread of COVID-19, “said Corporate Relations Director of Diageo Indonesia, Dendy A Borman.
This is one of a number of measures Diageo Indonesia is taking to ensure the safety and well-being of employees as well as customers and the communities in which it operates in Indonesia. “We hope these donations can help make a difference to the people and societies we serve,” added Dendy.
This initiative follows Diageo’s earlier global announcement on 23 March 2020 pledging to donate Grain Neutral Spirit to the UK, Ireland, Italy, the USA, Brazil, Kenya, India and Australia, enabling the creation of eight million hand sanitisers for frontline medical workers in these countries in which the company operates.
To address shortage of hand sanitizers amid COVID-19 battle in the country, PT. Beiersdorf Indonesia (manufacturer of NIVEA and Hansaplast) converted part of its plant operations in PC Malang to produce hand sanitizers to supply hospitals in dire need of hand sanitizers.
PT. Beiersdorf Indonesia is producing 40,000 bottles of hand sanitizers for COVID-19 referral hospitals, various foundations, partners and own employees. President Director of PT. Beiersdorf Indonesia, Holger Welters, remarks, "We hope to contribute to alleviating some of the burden faced by those fighting in the front line of this health crisis, hence our decision to donate hand sanitizers to hospitals, which struggle with the shortage."