Given the risk of a shortage of hydro-alcoholic gel (commonly known as hand sanitiser) in France, Bernard Arnault has instructed the LVMH Perfumes and Cosmetics business to prepare its production sites to manufacture substantial quantities of hand sanitiser to be provided to public authorities.

LVMH will therefore use all the production facilities of its Perfumes and Cosmetics brands (Parfums Christian Dior, Guerlain and Parfums Givenchy) in France to produce large quantities of hand sanitiser this week.

The gel will be delivered free of charge to the French health authorities and as a priority from this week, to the Assistance Publique-Hopitaux de Paris.

Through this initiative, LVMH intends to help address the risk of a lack of product in France and enable a greater number of people to continue to take the right action to protect themselves from the spread of the virus.

LVMH will continue to honour this commitment for as long as necessary, in connection with the French health authorities.