MIDLAND, MI — Dow Chemical will donate $3 million to global organizations and local nonprofits to help with COVID-19 relief efforts, the company announced in a press release.
The company is also repurposing a factory in Germany to produce around 300 tonnes of hand sanitizer per month, which it will donate to hospitals and pharmacies in Germany. A U.S. facility is also being repurposed for hand sanitizer, and the company will release more information in the near future, according to the statement.
Dow has set aside $2 million to support the World Health Organization and Direct Relief, as well as nonprofit organizations in communities around the world where Dow operates. The remaining $1 million “will build community resilience in the recovery phase,” the statement said.
“With the unprecedented impacts of COVID-19 on our world, we are committed to helping protect the health and safety of our employees and our communities, while deploying our business solutions where they are needed most,” said Dow CEO Jim Fitterling said in the statement. “We appreciate that this crisis is placing extreme pressure on nonprofits, social services, small businesses and healthcare sectors, and we are working to provide quick and flexible funding, as well as adjust our manufacturing processes where we are able to meet these needs.
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