Brazil | Latin America
A Brazilian beverage company, Ambev, initiatted broad company-wide response effort. Through their project Together at a Distance, the company has taken many actions promoting solidarity during this crisis. Working with local partners, they expanded a hospital’s capacity by 100 hospital beds in São Paulo. By pivoting operations, they have produced 1.2 million alcohol gel units, prioritizing distribution in public hospitals. 3 million face shields made utilizing the same material used in their soft drink bottles have been manufactured and donated, and in response to water scarcity, they have donated 700,000 2L bottles of water to hospitals and needy communities. Aside from these and several other response actions being taken, the company is working to ensure their employees are safe at work and maintain a healthy routine at home.