Clorox Malaysia Outlines Support for COVID-19 Relief Efforts

July 24, 2021

Cleaning and disinfection are critical in reducing the spread of COVID-19, especially in medical facilities where the risk of infection spreading from the infected to the healthy is high. Disinfecting hard surfaces is carried out frequently for this purpose, and the amount of product required daily is high.



"We really appreciate and thank Clorox for the contribution," said Professor Dr. Nazirah binti Hasnan, UMMC Director.

Clorox Bleach and Clorox All Purpose Cleaner Spray were contributed for the thorough cleaning and disinfection of the facilities, while Clorox Expert Disinfecting Wipes are for the daily individual use of frontliners, patients and visitors at these facilities.



"We appreciate the contributions given to the frontliners," said management of Hospital Sungai Buloh.

"The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all of us directly or indirectly. Some of us have seen first-hand the need for more disinfection and cleaning products at hospitals. Clorox Malaysia offered support, as we are humbled by the efforts of Hospital Sungai Buloh, Hospital Universiti Malaya and MERCY Malaysia in fighting the pandemic," said Paulo M. Lao, Sales & Marketing Director of Clorox Southeast Asia. "We are proud that our products can help to effectively clean and disinfect their facilities, and can be used by frontliners, patients and visitors for a safer environment because Clorox believes that clean matters."



He added that third-party testing confirms the efficacy of several of Clorox's top disinfecting products against SARS-CoV-2 strains including the Alpha (UK) and Beta (South African) variants of concern (VOC). These results are in line with a US Environmental Protection Agency announcement that genetic changes to the virus do not impact the efficacy of disinfectants and all disinfectants approved to kill SARS-CoV-2, will kill new strains of the virus.

As a non-profit organization, MERCY Malaysia relies heavily on funding and donations from organizations and generous individuals to continue our services to provide humanitarian assistance to our beneficiaries. We sincerely thank Clorox Malaysia for reaching out to MERCY Malaysia with their contribution for the frontline workers. We all recognise the importance they play in helping the battle against this global pandemic," added Zuraidah Mian, MERCY Malaysia's Acting Executive Director.

The Clorox disinfection and cleaning products were distributed in early June 2021.

Get more information on clean matters, activities and more from Clorox Malaysia's website at https://www.cloroxmalaysia.com or follow Clorox Malaysia's social media pages at https://www.facebook.com/CloroxMalaysia/ and https://www.instagram.com/cloroxmalaysia/.



Disclaimer: Clorox cleaning and disinfectant products are not suitable for consumption or injection under any circumstances. It is advisable to always read the label for instructions on proper usage.



About The Clorox Company

The Clorox Company (NYSE: CLX) is a leading multinational manufacturer and marketer of consumer and professional products with approximately 8,800 employees worldwide and fiscal year 2019 net sales of $6.2 billion. Clorox is a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's New Plastics Economy Global Commitment. The company has been broadly recognized for its corporate responsibility efforts, included on CR Magazine's 2019 100 Best Corporate Citizens list, Barron's 2020 100 Most Sustainable Companies, the Human Rights Campaign's 2020 Corporate Equality Index and the 2019 Bloomberg Gender Equality Index, among others. In support of its communities, The Clorox Company and its foundations contributed about $12 million in combined cash grants, product donations and cause marketing in fiscal year 2019. For more information, visit TheCloroxCompany.com, including the Good Growth blog, and follow the company on Twitter at @CloroxCo.



ABOUT MERCY MALAYSIA

MERCY Malaysia is a non-profit organisation focusing on providing medical relief, sustainable health related development and risk reduction activities for vulnerable communities in both crisis and noncrisis situations. MERCY Malaysia recognises the value of working with partners and volunteers as well as providing opportunities for individuals to serve with professionalism. We uphold the Code of Conduct for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and NGOs in Disaster Relief and hold ourselves accountable to our donors and beneficiaries. As a non-profit organisation, MERCY Malaysia relies solely on funding and donations from organisations and generous individuals to continue our services to provide humanitarian assistance to our beneficiaries. For more information, please visit www.mercy.org.my

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