16 April 2020 | News
P&G has already started manufacturing hand sanitizers and will soon begin production of face masks
Procter & Gamble India, has stepped up its efforts to serve the country in response to COVID-19 under its response program ‘P&G Suraksha India’. The company has announced that it will produce face masks and hand sanitizers for its employees, and to support the government and relief organizations who are on the front lines of this pandemic in India. The production of hand sanitizers has begun in Roorkee, and the company has manufactured the first batch already. The company will soon begin manufacturing 3-ply face masks in Hyderabad.
Madhusudan Gopalan, MD & CEO, P&G Indian Subcontinent, said, “Under our program ‘P&G Suraksha India’ we are stepping up to support the government and those who are on the front line in India’s fight against COVID-19. We have started production of hand sanitizers and we will begin the production of masks soon, using it to ensure our people can continue operating safely and sharing it with those who are on the front line. To start with, we will donate 1.5 million masks to government and relief organizations to combat the spread of this pandemic. The face masks and hand sanitizers that we will make will also help us protect the health and safety of P&G people and to ensure that P&G can continue to serve Indian consumers with cleaning, health and hygiene products during this time when they are needed the most.”
Madhusudan further added, “The P&G people remain committed to manufacture and make our critically important cleaning, health and personal hygiene available to serve the people of India during these unprecedented times. We are making these products available following the highest safety and health standards and advice from government and medical authorities. We will continue to step up as a ‘Force for Good’ and leverage our innovation, manufacturing and marketing expertise to support our communities during this time of need.”
Under its response and relief program ‘P&G Suraksha India’, P&G has also undertaken the following initiatives to serve the communities during this challenging time: