In an effort to help fight COVID-19, Moët Hennessy, part of the LVMH group, is contributing by supporting hospitals and medical staff in all its host countries worldwide
The prestigious LVMH group has already made several pledges to support the fight against COVID-19, especially in France, where its Guerlain, Parfums Christian Dior and Parfums Givenchy brands have produced large quantities of hand sanitiser gel. The Group will supply several million surgical masks in France, with an initial shipment recently arriving in Paris from China.
Moët Hennessy, LVMH’s Wines & Spirits division, has also marshalled its forces to fight the pandemic.
With its international network of teams and production sites, the Wines & Spirits division of the LVMH Group has already made numerous contributions in several countries, with brands rising to the cause through the mass manufacturing of hand sanitiser, equipment donation and more.
In France, Hennessy has mobilised to contribute to public health efforts with donations of hand sanitiser, masks, medical clothing and medical alcohol for local medical facilities.
Hennessy is also helping protect the ecosystem of its home region, ensuring that vulnerable partners are also protected (faster payment times, confirmation of orders, increased coordination with grape growers).
In the Champagne region, Veuve Clicquot has contributed its stock of masks and is supplying protective eyewear for the Maison Blanche hospital in Reims.
Moët & Chandon, in addition to donating equipment and materials, is making facilities for seasonal grape harvest workers available to healthcare staff and is also delivering breakfasts each morning for teams at the Auban-Moët hospital.
In the United States, the Woodinville Whiskey distillery in Washington state has produced several thousand litres of ethanol with high proof alcohol in order to make hand sanitiser gel for the local community.
It’s being donated to healthcare establishments and state agencies, as well as vulnerable segments of the population. Hand sanitiser will also be provided for MH North America and its partners.
Furthermore, Moët Hennessy USA has also made financial donations to the US Bartenders’ Guild and the National Restaurant Association Education Fund (NRAEF), which help people who have lost their jobs. It is naturally eager to support the bars and restaurants community, which has been hit hard by the crisis.
In Poland, vodka maker Belvedere is producing thousands of litres of 70% alcohol for sanitation use by local communities.
Belvedere is also supplying 50,000 litres of pure alcohol for Polish state oil refinery Orlen, which is producing hand sanitiser gel for Polish hospitals and healthcare personnel.
Philippe Schaus, Chief Executive Officer of Moët Hennessy, saluted these multiple initiatives. He commented: “Our teams around the world are stepping up to the challenge with admirable solidarity. All contributions, large or small, are invaluable, and together we will make a difference. Thank you to everyone for your engagement.”