Over the next eight weeks, each distillery will be supporting the global production of hand-sanitiser, helping fight against the spread of Covid-19.
The switch in production will supply about five million litres of ethanol conforming to World Health Organisation standards while plans are being put in place to meet Food and Drug Administration standards at Tuthilltown in New York State.
And it has also confirmed it will not be keeping any profits made through this work. The ethanol is being supplied at the standard commercial rate and all profits will be ring-fenced and invested into future actions that help alleviate the spread and impact of the virus.
WG&S will review the ethanol production initiative after eight weeks to assess future needs and supply options.