• Joint effort to support corona frontline workers and increase their safety
  • Support of local communities with six tons of hand sanitizer

Beauty specialist/innovator Revlon and Symrise partner to produce and distribute six tons of FDA compliant hand sanitizer for donation to local hospitals to support the Covid-19 response.

Revlon Inc. and Symrise entered into a partnership to support local efforts to tackle the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. The companies have leveraged their long-standing partnership to develop, manufacture and distribute hand sanitizer. Looking for ways to support communities in the pandemic, Symrise rapidly re-engineered manufacturing lines to enable the production of a new, FDA compliant formula, while Revlon leveraged existing packaging to bring the product to hospitals and frontline medical workers as quickly as possible. This project forms part of the Symrise approach to supply help in the current situation together with its partners. The joint approach with Revlon proves clearly how joining forces can help ease the situation.

Both companies are working with local governments to support those most in need near Revlon’s Oxford, NC facility as well as Symrise’s Teterboro, NJ facility. Products were distributed to hospitals, front line county workers, police and fire departments, and EMS personnel through North Carolina’s Healthcare Preparedness Coalition and The Chief Officer Of Bergen County's Executive Branch.

"As the world faces the continued impact of COVID-19, Revlon is proud to have collaborated with our long-time partner Symrise in the production of hand sanitizer to support our local communities. To all the healthcare heroes around the world, thank you, from Revlon," said Debra Perelman, President and CEO of Revlon.

“The health, well-being and safety of our Symrise associates, external partners as well as those in the local communities we serve are the most important priorities for Symrise, during these challenging times. The entire management board of Symrise expresses their sincere gratitude and heartfelt appreciation to all the health care and frontline workers who put their lives on the line every day in caring for our safety and well-being, now and during other times.” says Achim Daub, Global President Scent & Care, Management Board Symrise AG.

“We feel obliged to help our local communities wherever we can”, says Andreas Steiner, Senior VP Consumer Fragrances, Symrise, North America. “Our ingredient know-how helps us to produce hygienic hand sanitizer for local health support, in New York and New Jersey, among many others around the globe. We would like to thank our long-standing partner Revlon for this important and highly rewarding collaboration during such challenging times.”

On the photo from left to right: Mark E. Geller, MD, President and CEO Montefiore Nyack Hospital; Andreas Steiner, Senior VP Consumer Fragrances, Symrise, North America

About Symrise
Symrise is a global supplier of fragrances, flavors, food, nutrition and cosmetic ingredients. Its clients include manufacturers of perfumes, cosmetics, food and beverages, pharmaceuticals and producers of nutritional supplements and pet food.
Its sales of approximately € 3.4 billion in the 2019 fiscal year make Symrise a leading global provider. Headquartered in Holzminden, Germany, the Group is represented by more than 100 locations in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, the United States and Latin America.
Symrise works with its clients to develop new ideas and market-ready concepts for products that form an integral part of everyday life. Economic success and corporate responsibility are inextricably linked as part of this process.


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