Henry Schein, in partnership with the Legion of Goodwill – Brazil, a non-profit organisation that provides educational and social assistance programmes for economically disadvantaged communities, announced a donation of more than 400,000 personal protective equipment (PPE) items to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 across Brazil.
Henry Schein’s global distribution and supply chain network managed the donation working through Henry Schein Cares, the company’s global corporate social responsibility programme.
The donation includes KN95 face masks and face shields, which were gathered at Henry Schein’s distribution centre located in Denver, Pennsylvania, US and transported by sea to the Port of Santos, São Paulo, Brazil.
From there, the product was sent by ground to LGW Brazil headquarters, where the items were distributed by ground and air across Brazil, reaching more than 165,000 at-risk individuals living in vulnerable situations.
“Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Henry Schein Cares has donated more than 10 million PPE items to help mitigate the spread of the virus,” said Jennifer Kim Field, vice-president of CSR, Henry Schein. “We’re thankful to the Legion of Goodwill, and our non-governmental organisation (NGO) and supplier partners, for their support in this most recent effort in Brazil, and we will remain vigilant, prioritising safety as society continues to navigate this pandemic.”
Other organisations that assisted in facilitating this donation of product include: Anvisa, Associação Educacional Boa Vontade (AEBV), C.H. Robinson, Dental Speed, Henry Schein Brazil, and Latam Airlines.
“We are thankful to Henry Schein Cares for their generous donation of PPE products in response to the recent high COVID-19 infection rates in Brazil,” said Silvana Balbo, vice-president of marketing, Henry Schein Brazil. “This donation, and the overall mission of Henry Schein Cares, align nicely with our commitment to assisting economically disadvantaged communities across Brazil.”