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Global spirits company Bacardi has announced that it will be producing more than 1.1 million litres of alcohol, essential for making hand sanitisers to support the efforts of reducing the spread of coronavirus Covid-19.
As part of this initiative, the spirits producer announced that its eight manufacturing facilities located in the US, Mexico, France, England, Italy and Scotland will support the production of hand sanitisers.
Bacardi Global Operations senior vice-president Jean-Marc Lambert said: “Over our 158-year history, we have risen to many challenges and we are doing the same again in response to Covid-19.
“All our brands and partners involved in this initiative will help people most in need benefit from the supply of these hand sanitisers. Our goal is to make a very real difference in the fight against Covid-19.”
Last week, Bacardi announced that its facility in Puerto Rico would supply alcohol to make hand sanitisers.
The company noted that all hand sanitisers produced in collaboration with Bacardi will contain more than the minimum alcohol content recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) required to stop the spread of the virus.
Additionally, Bacardi will supply these products to local organisations and emergency responders, as well as its employees and contractors.
It will also provide alcohol at a cost to select partner companies looking to enhance their production capacity of hand sanitisers for commercial sale.
Bacardi also affirmed that these initiatives would not impact the supply of brands in the Bacardi portfolio.