While it may not be the type of alcohol product you would expect of Distell, known for its spirits, wines and ciders, sanitisers have joined the company’s product list.
As Covid-19 takes hold, it has committed 100 000 litres of alcohol for the production of sanitisers, as well as a variety of other hygienic and sanitising products.
The sanitisers will be distributed free to vulnerable communities across South Africa as a way of encouraging good hygiene practices. The company will work closely with government to identify these communities, and support the roll-out of the products.
“We are determined to support our government in its bid to halt the current rapid spread of Covid-19 - and in the absence of a vaccine, good hygiene remains one of the most effective options to do so,” says Richard Rushton, Distell Group CEO.
The company said it recognised there was an acute shortage of pure alcohol to produce hand and surface sanitisers, which were desperately needed in hospitals and households.