On March 24, in an effort to curb the outbreak of COVID-19, the government of India ordered a stay-at-home order for the entire nation of 1.3 billion people, imposing the largest lockdown of the pandemic and leaving millions without access to food or protective equipment. The country’s large population of migrant laborers was especially hard-hit.
In response, Avery Dennison employees throughout the country organized outreach to municipalities, gram panchayat (village governing councils), police, healthcare workers, and others to provide relief for vulnerable people most affected by the lockdown.
Distributing personal protective equipment to government workers
Our teams in Pune, Gurgaon, Bangalore, and Kolkata worked with local authorities to distribute masks, hand sanitizers, liquid soap, and gloves to help keep government workers safe.