GOJO is a third-generation Family Enterprise in Ohio with 2,500 team members who are doing everything they can to support public health during this unprecedented pandemic – while also trying to care for their own families and communities and participate in flattening the curve. Since early January, GOJO has been working around the clock, manufacturing and shipping millions and millions of PURELL® products – which enables billions of handwashing, hand sanitizing, and surface disinfecting moments – while also bringing additional capacity online as quickly as possible.
GOJO has been working with their whole supply chain and their distributor partners to address the challenges of this public health crisis since December, when their demand surge preparedness team was activated after becoming aware of the developing situation in China.
Several weeks ago, GOJO evolved their pandemic response, in line with direction from government officials, prioritizing shipping PURELL® products to hospitals, first responders, and critical infrastructure providers, including grocery stores and the military.
Many hospitals in the hardest hit areas of the country are reporting hand sanitizer usage of 3-4X normal levels, while most hospitals still expect the largest influx of patients over the next 30-60 days. In light of this, GOJO has extended its focus on priority markets to ensure enough PURELL® hand sanitizer, soap, and surface disinfectant is available to front line workers during the height of the crisis.
In addition to vigilantly supporting the health, safety, and well-being of its team members, GOJO also gives back to their local community through contributions to their local foodbank and continues to supply them with GOJO hand soap that they then package and offer alongside their food distribution.
As a global company with employees and customers across the U.S. and around the world, and a steadfast commitment to science-based advances in public health, GOJO is joining World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in their work to fight the coronavirus pandemic through contributions to the WHO COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund and the CDC Foundation Emergency Response Fund.
More than ever, GOJO is committed to their Purpose of Saving Lives and Making Life Better Through Well-Being Solutions and are proud to be playing a vital role at this challenging and dynamic time.