Illva Saronno makes hand sanitiser for Italy’s poorest

8th April, 2020 by Melita Kiely

Disaronno owner Illva Saronno is using part of its production plants to make hand sanitiser for non-profit organisation Banco Farmaceutico Foundation.

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Illva Saronno has created 100,000 bottles of antibacterial gel for some of Italy’s poorest people

Illva Saronno is creating 100,000 50ml bottles of antibacterial gel, which together with the Banco Farmaceutico Foundation will be distributed to 10 charity organisations offering treatment and medicine to poor people in Italy.

The hand sanitiser packs will be delivered to: Caritas of Rome, Milan, Florence and Palermo; Opera San Francesco for the Poor, Milan; Fondazione Progetto Arca, Milan; Fratelli San Francesco, Milan; and Centro Astalli of Rome and Palermo.

The charities will each work to give the hand sanitiser packs to those who cannot afford to buy basic necessities, either because they have lost their jobs due to the lockdown laws, or because they were already in an existing state of poverty prior to the covid-19 pandemic.

Aldino Marzorati, chief executive officer of Illva Saronno, said: “Illva Saronno’s know-how is absolutely compatible with the needs of this moment of crisis; for us, it is therefore a duty and a pleasure to make available our production plants to cope with this terrible moment and support those who need it most.

“Banco Farmaceutico is the right partner to make our contribution concrete, to be able to actively support people who in this moment of extreme difficulty, are forced to give up to an asset like this, necessary for their health prevention.”

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