The luxury brand company LVMH is using its perfume and cosmetics factories to produce hand sanitiser during the coronavirus outbreak, which to deliver it for free to french health authorities.
By David Paul
In a press release, made on Sunday March 15th, the The France-based company revealed -“Given the risk of shortage of hydroalcoholic gel in France, Bernard Arnault has instructed the LVMH Perfumes and Cosmetics business to prepare its production sites to manufacture substantial quantities of hydroalcoholic gel to be provided to public authorities,”
Starting Monday, all the production facilities of the group’s perfumes and cosmetics brands, including Parfums Christian Dior, Guerlain and Parfums Givenchy, will produce and distribute bottles of hand sanitizer to be delivered free of charge to the Assistance Publique-Hopitaux de Paris. The AP-HP is a network of 39 teaching hospitals around France which treat more than 10 million people per year, according to the AP-HP website.
“Through this initiative, LVMH intends to help address the risk of a lack of product in France and enable a greater number of people to continue to take the right action to protect themselves from the spread of the virus,” - so in the statement. The luxury company will continue it’s production of hand sanitizer for as long as necessary.
This decision comes as the french government has decided to close public gathering places in an effort to combat the virus which already killed 120 people in France alone.
The coronavirus, or COVID-19 has infected an estimated 165,000 people and killed more than 6,000 worldwide.