Ecolab and Danone-AQUA amplify "Hand Hygiene for all" campaign to help clean 1 million hands
• Distributing hygiene and sanitation products for 1 million hands in Indonesia
• Reaching communities in an effort to reduce virus transmission now and in the
future through hand hygiene products and handwashing awareness
Agnetha Ophilia (Corporate Communications, Ecolab Indonesia), Ronny Hutagalung (District Manager Food & Beverage, Ecolab Indonesia), Drs. Santoso. MA (Sekretaris Kecamatan Gunung Putri), dan Ilyas Sudarso (Senior Manager PT.Tirta Investama Citeureup)
Jakarta, Indonesia - 15 October 2020 – To commemorate Global Handwashing Day on October 15, Ecolab together with Danone-AQUA amplify "Hand Hygiene for All," a campaign bringing hand hygiene awareness and products to districts and villages across Indonesia.
In this time of COVID-19, good hand hygiene is one of the simplest ways to prevent disease transmission.
According to data from the World Health Organization (WHO), three billion people (40% of the global population) have no means of handwashing with soap and water at home. Based on a recent survey in Indonesia last September from Badan Pusat Statistik (BPS), only 75% of 90,967 respondents indicated compliance with handwashing guidelines. These numbers reflect an unfamiliarity with the importance of basic handwashing among the general population.
To support the campaign last October, Ecolab provided more than 1,500 liters of hand soaps and hand sanitizers while Danone-AQUA distributed these hygiene products through local governments and communities. The distribution covered 12 target locations: Mekarsari, Langkat, Brastagi, Solok, Tanggamus, Ciherang Bogor, Babakan Pari, Citeureup, Subang, Cianjur, Kebon Candi and Pandaan. Danone-AQUA accompanied the products with instructions on proper hand hygiene as well.
Allan Yong, Senior VP and Managing Director of Ecolab, Southeast Asia says, "We are proud to be working with Danone-AQUA to support our communities. We want to bring more awareness around the importance of proper hand hygiene.”
“This collaboration between Danone-AQUA and Ecolab represents a community-level effort towards overcoming the spread of COVID-19. Collaborations like ours are essential at this time. We believe by working together across the private sector, local governments, and communities, we are able to make a bigger impact than working apart. We also appreciate Ecolab's support of our efforts to minimize the spread of COVID-19 transmission, especially in various locations where Danone-AQUA operates,” adds Vera Galuh, VP General Secretary Danone Indonesia.
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Danone-AQUA is the pioneer of Air Minum Dalam Kemasan (AMDK) – bottled/packaged water – and Minuman Ringan (light beverage) in Indonesia that was established in 1973. As an Indonesian-born brand, for more than 46 years Danone-AQUA has always tried to spread goodness to the community by providing healthy hydration while maintaining the sustainability of nature. This is in line with Danone's vision, "One Planet One Health", where we believe that public health is determined by a healthy lifestyle and environment. As the manifestation of a vision and commitment in the responsible running of an operation within a social and environmental structure, AQUA has developed the AQUA Lestari Initiative, which is comprised of Protection of Water Source, Reduction of C02, Package Optimization, Packaged Waste Collection, and Sustainable Product Distribution that have been executed by stakeholders and employees.
Danone-AQUA is a member of the DANONE Group, one of the biggest foods and beverage producers in the world. In Indonesia, DANONE’s business units cover two main categories, namely beverage (AMDK, non-carbonated light beverage, tea-based beverage) and Specialized Nutrition (Nutricia and Sarihusada) Danone AQUA is the first FMCG company in Indonesia with B-Corp certification, which is the highest standard for social and environmental dynamics, transparency and accountability. The sustainability report of Danone-AQUA can be accessed through www.aqua.co.id. For customer suggestions and complaints, please contact AQUA Menyapa Bebas Pulsa 08001588888 or through Facebook Sehat AQUA and www.sehataqua.co.id.
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