To meet national demand, Unilever Australia & New Zealand will manufacture hand sanitizers on site.
The new 150 ml aerosol hand disinfectant contains 70% alcohol and kills 99.99% * of the germs without water. The hand disinfectant is made in NSW and marks the return of local Lifebuoy production to Australia.
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Unilever donates 150,000 cans of hand sanitizer worth over $ 1 million to Foodbank. This will help manage distribution in Australia and New Zealand. The product will also be made available to the general public and will be available in leading supermarkets by the end of May.
"We believe that we have a social, medical and moral obligation to make hand hygiene readily available," said Nicky Sparshott, CEO of Unilever Australia & NZ.
"That is why we are responding to government demands for measures to increase the supply of important products by rapidly innovating and realigning some of our Australian manufacturing."
In addition, Unilever will donate $ 1 million of key household, personal care and food products to the Foodbank for distribution throughout Australia, including the Comfort, Sunsilk, Love Beauty and Planet, Simple and Continental household brands.
The company has also provided funds to help Foodbank NSW and ACT cut personnel costs for unforeseen expenses after the number of volunteers fell as a result of social distancing measures.
Brianna Casey, CEO of Foodbank Australia, said: “At Foodbank, demand for food and groceries has increased by 50% due to job losses and the closure of small businesses across the country. Donations like groceries, personal care and cleaning products are vital. ”
"Thank you to everyone at Unilever for your continued commitment to Foodbank, which enables us to support Australians not only now and in the long term during the COVID 19 crisis."
Ms. Sparshott says: "At Unilever, we firmly believe that companies must make a positive contribution to overcoming the challenges the world is facing, and this was more relevant than it is now."
* 99.999% of Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli.