AKRON, Ohio -- GOJO and Lubrizol, two purpose-driven companies in Northeast Ohio, are joining together to donate more than 16,000 liters – or the equivalent of nearly 65,000 8 oz. bottles of PURELL® Hand Sanitizer - to local hospitals. This announcement comes at a time that Ohio hospitals are preparing for an influx of COVID-19 patients. GOJO and Lubrizol worked with the CEOs of each hospital system in Cuyahoga, Summit and Wayne Counties to provide a 1-liter bottle of hand sanitizer to every patient room, for the months of April and May.
GOJO and Lubrizol have been partners in the industry for over a decade. Lubrizol supplies Carbopol® polymer a key thickening ingredient in PURELL® gel hand sanitizer.
“Both of our organizations feel a deep sense of responsibility to serve our local communities where so many of our employees work and live,” said Lubrizol President and CEO Eric Schnur. “Just like GOJO, we are being called upon during this critical time to increase production to meet the unique demands of this environment, and our employees are rising to the challenge.”
“Our GOJO team members are working around the clock to ensure healthcare workers, first responders, and critical infrastructure providers have the PURELL® products they need during this crisis,” said Carey Jaros, GOJO President and CEO. “Our GOJO Purpose is Saving Lives and Making Life Better Through Well-Being Solutions, and we are grateful to partner with like-minded companies like Lubrizol to deliver on this Purpose out in the world, and in Northeast Ohio.”
Both GOJO and Lubrizol, detected the growing coronavirus in December and ramped up production to support global needs. Together, the two organizations have been working together to prioritize product getting to hospitals, first responders, and critical infrastructure – all those on the frontlines.
About The Lubrizol Corporation
The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway Company, leverages its unmatched science to unlock immense possibilities at the molecular level, driving sustainable and measurable results to help the world move cleaner, create smarter and live better. Founded in 1928, Lubrizol owns and operates more than 100 manufacturing facilities, sales and technical offices around the world and has approximately 8,800 employees.
GOJO, the maker of PURELL® Hand Sanitizer, HEALTHY SOAP® products, and PURELL® Surface Spray, is the leading global producer and marketer of skin health and hygiene solutions for away-from-home settings. The broad GOJO product portfolio includes hand cleaning, handwashing, hand sanitizing, skin care formulas, and surface disinfectants under the GOJO®, PURELL®, and PROVON® brand names. GOJO formulations use the latest advancements in the science of skin care and sustainability. GOJO is known for state-of-the-art dispensing technology, engineered with attention to design, sustainability, and functionality. GOJO programs promote healthy behaviors for hygiene, skin care, and compliance in critical environments. GOJO is a family enterprise headquartered in Akron, Ohio, with operations in Australia, Canada, France, Japan, Mexico, and the United Kingdom. For more information, go to GOJO.com.
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Jeff Linton, Public Relations Manager