Bvlgari intensifies its support for Italian authorities in the fight against Covid-19 with a donation of hand sanitizer gel produced by its long-term fragrance-manufacturing partner, ICR.
Bvlgari continues its support for the scientific and medical community in their fight against the coronavirus. One month after announcing a donation to help the Spallanzani Hospital acquire a new state of the art 3D high definition microscope, Bvlgari has announced further contributions to the national effort to prevent, fight, and eradicate Covid-19.
The Roman jeweler and its its historical fragrances partner, ICR (Industrie Cosmetiche Riunite, Lodi), have decided to manufacture several hundred thousand bottles of hand sanitizer gel to be supplied to all medical facilities through the Italian Government.
“I believe as a major economic actor and symbol of Italy, Bvlgari has a responsibility to contribute to the national effort to help prevent, fight and eradicate COVID-19. Thanks to our fragrances expertise we have been able to develop together with ICR a ‘hand cleansing gel with sanitizer”’which will be manufactured in our Lodi Factory already making our high-end perfumes and hotels amenities. Aware of the difficult situation we are experiencing, we believe it is our duty to contribute with our know-how and production facilities” says Bvlgari CEO Jean-Christophe Babin.
The hand gel will be distributed in 75ml recyclable bottles through the Italian government in order to assist those in the front lines of the war against the virus. Bvlgari plans to manufacture hundreds of thousands of bottles in the coming 2 months.
“As a Scientific Research and Treatment Institute, with a national and international scope, working for research means not only reacting to the emergency, but above all supporting the hope of finding treatments and vaccines for this infection and other serious infectious diseases,” says the General Director of Spallanzani Marta Branca. “The support of Bvlgari means having the real perception of a stable and lasting collaboration.”
Bvlgari’s parent company, the LVMH Group, has offered similar support to health authorities in France by using its manufacturing capabilities at the perfume and cosmetics laboratories of Dior, Guerlain, and Givenchy to produce up to 50 tons of sanitizing gel per week for French hospitals. The group has also placed an order for large amounts of masks from a Chinese supplier. The first 10 million masks will be delivered in France this week. LVMH is also looking to send several million masks to Italy and Spain.
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