Diageo India to manufacture hand sanitisers from its 15 Manufacturing Units across the country
Manufacturing units will be repurposed to produce around 300,000 liters of hand sanitisers
Diageo India, the leading beverage alcohol company, has announced that it will support the Government and Hospitality sector during this pandemic through the manufacture of hand sanitisers from its 15 Manufacturing Units across the country, donation of ENA to the sanitiser industry, health insurance cover to on-trade partners and donation of free masks to Government public health departments.
To help overcome any shortage of hand sanitisers across the country, our manufacturing units will be repurposed to produce around 300,000 liters of hand sanitisers. In addition, Diageo will donate 500,000 litres of Extra Neutral Alcohol (ENA) to the sanitiser industry to make (2 million units of 250 ml each) hand sanitisers.
“We stand united with the Government and Citizens of our country in the fight against the Corona virus. The demand for sanitisers is increasing by the hour, and we would like to use our manufacturing units to join in the effort to fill the demand-supply gap for sanitisers, so critical at this hour. Healthcare providers are at the forefront of this fight, and donating masks is a token of our appreciation for their selfless dedication to fighting the epidemic,” said Anand Kripalu, Managing Director and CEO. “We also want to support our partners in the hospitality industry, especially bartenders who are facing unprecedent challenges due to closure of restaurants and bars.”