William Grant & Sons is saddened by the news of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Our thoughts are with the Royal Family and all whose lives were touched by her.
Out of respect we will now pause all external paid social and experiential activity for a period of mourning.
We have donated hand sanitiser that we have produced to more than 500 organisations so far
At William Grant & Sons, we are proud to play our part in the worldwide fight against coronavirus. As the situation unfolded, it became clear to us that we have the ability and capacity to make a difference so we diverted our technology and the skills of our people to produce ethanol and hand sanitiser.
This work is taking place at our sites in Girvan, Bellshill and Arete in Scotland, Tullamore in Ireland and Tuthilltown in New York State and supplies are now being delivered to health and emergency services. These include care homes, producers of personal protective equipment (PPE) and other hand sanitiser manufacturers.
What we produce will equate to at least 24.3 million 500ml bottles of hand sanitiser.
We have donated hand sanitiser that we have produced to more than 500 organisations so far and ethanol is being supplied at the standard commercial rate.
All profits will be ring-fenced and reinvested into charities and other organisations who support those who are most affected by the outbreak.