Henkel North America rolls out COVID-19 support measures
Henkel North America is doing its part to help employees and communities as the COVID-19 epidemic rages on.
In order to help support communities, through its global solidarity program, the company is donating 2 million euros to the WHO/UN COVID-19 Fund, as well as other selected organizations around the world, and donating five million units of personal and household hygiene products.
“Our highest priority is the well-being of our employees.” Mike Olosky, the regional president for Henkel North America, said. “Since the start of the pandemic, we have remained committed to doing everything we can to ensure their safety and health, be it on-site or in the home office. We also have offered additional programs to support them and their families as well as their communities. Currently, the majority of our production lines are running as essential businesses, and we are committed to meet our customers’ needs. Our special thanks go to all of our Henkel North America team members who are doing a tremendous job under increased safety protocols in our production sites, our warehouses, and labs. Their work is crucial, and we don’t take it for granted.”
When it comes to North America, Henkel has donated more than $600,000 and more than 1.2 million units of household hygiene essentials to organizations providing medical supplies, and basic needs for food, hygiene and disaster relief in the United States and Canada.
Organizations on the receiving end of monetary donations include Feeding America, Americares, the Red Cross and United Way.
Through its Beauty Care Hair Professional business, Henkel has donated $200,000 to the Professional Beauty Association’s COVID-19 relief fund, which looks to help stylists who are unable to work and experiencing financial hardships.
“Protecting the health and safety of our employees is paramount. In these extraordinary times, we continue to follow evolving government requirements and best practices recommended by health experts,” said Olosky. “We are supporting work from home arrangements for many of our colleagues and have banned travel and large meetings. In our essential operating sites and labs, we have established robust cleaning routines, implemented social distancing measures, adjusted shift changes, enhanced personal protective equipment for our team members, and are conducting entrance health screenings as well as hygiene campaigns. Henkel safety protocols are robust, but they are only effective when all team members are caring for each other by adhering to these protocols. We count on our team members to comply with all safety protocols, for their own safety and the safety of the people around all of us.”