The Estée Lauder Companies joins L’Oréal and LVMH in the Covid-19 relief effort. The company is reopening its Melville, New York manufacturing facility to produce hand sanitizer for high-need groups and populations, including front-line medical staff. Compensated, employee volunteers are supporting this effort.
“The Estée Lauder Companies is proud to contribute to the broader COVID-19 relief efforts by reopening our Melville manufacturing facility this week to produce hand-sanitizer for high-need groups and populations, including front-line medical staff. We are grateful to our employees who have worked tirelessly to make this possible. Compensated, employee volunteers will support this vital, meaningful effort,” a spokesperson for the company said in an email.
Additionally, The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. and its corporate foundation, The Estée Lauder Companies Charitable Foundation (ELCCF), have provided funding to the following organizations:
- Globally, a $2 million grant was awarded to Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) to support their continued life-saving work around the world and response to coronavirus in under-resourced and highly impacted countries.
- In New York City, where the company is headquartered, a grant was provided to support the establishment of The NYC COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund, administered by the New York Community Trust. The NYC COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund brings together multiple philanthropic partners in a joint effort to address the current coronavirus health crisis. The new $75 million fund will provide critical support for New York City’s vital social services and cultural community organizations.
- In China, over $800,000 was awarded to relief efforts. Funds will support the Red Cross Society of China, Shanghai Charity Foundation and Give2Asia. Additionally, $1.4 million worth of in-kind donations were provided to the China Women’s Development Foundation to support front line medical staff.
Photo: via Estee Lauder