Unilever East Africa which is known for brands like Lifebuoy, Sunlight, Omo, Domestos and Royco has opened up a local production line for hand sanitisers through a joint venture in a bid to meet the spiking demand as part of its contribution to curb the spread of coronavirus.
The company will release Lifebuoy hand sanitizers which are being mass produced locally with the help of other key local firms a shift from the companies M.O which has seen it produce their products in South Africa and India and then imprt them in.
The purpose-driven company has also pledged Sh10 billion (€100 million) to help in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. “These are unprecedented times that call for true business leadership in facing the impact that coronavirus is having on our people’s lives and livelihood,’’ Justin Apsey, CEO Unilever East Africa stated.
The firm will donate soap, sanitiser, bleach and food in jopes of helping people cope with the results of the pandemic across the cluster of its businesses. In Kenya the firm says through Lifebouy, it’ll donate more than half a million soaps to the local community.
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