Clarins not to implement government-backed unemployment scheme in France

Clarins has said it will not seek to benefit from the French government’s partial unemployment scheme. Under the scheme, the government pays more than 80% of salaries for those who are unable to work due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Clarins said it will continue to pay all employees in France until mid-May.

The company added that it has opened a new production line to manufacture 150ml and 200ml formats of hand sanitizer to meet the needs of those in retirement homes in France.

Since mid-March Clarins has prioritized the production of hand sanitizer for health workers. It has already produced and distributed 200,000 400ml-bottles of the product. By the end of April will produce 200 tons of hand sanitizer for France, Italy and Canada.

In addition, the company has donated 30,000 hand creams to hospital workers in France and 30,000 doses of its Hydra Essentiel product for the face.

Clarins has also financed the acquisition of one million masks, of which 900,000 are surgical masks and 100,000 are certified FFP2 masks for those working in intensive care units.