Submitted by CNH Industrial
CNH Industrial’s U.S. sites donated a total of 2,500 KN95 masks to local healthcare facilities. As hospitals and healthcare facilities across the United States experience a shortage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers and the global supply remains uncertain, CNH Industrial’s manufacturing sites identified protective masks in their inventory and decided to donate those to help in the fight against COVID-19.
“We normally purchase KN95 respirator face masks to act as Personal Protective Equipment for certain tasks at our manufacturing sites,” explained Bill Baasch, CNH Industrial Vice President of Manufacturing, North America. “On March 24, 2020, the FDA issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for expanding the availability of general use KN95 respirators for healthcare professionals during this pandemic. Thus, we decided to reach out to our local healthcare facilities to inquire if they could use them. When they indicated that they could, we delivered them right away.”
Each CNH Industrial site in New Holland, PA, Grand Island, NE, Racine, WI, Wichita, KS, and Lebanon, IN, was able to donate 500 KN95 respirator face masks to their local medical communities hoping that this donation will make a difference for the healthcare professionals working on the front lines.
CNH Industrial is a global leader in the capital goods sector with established industrial experience, a wide range of products and a worldwide presence. Each of the individual brands belonging to the Company is a major international force in its specific industrial sector: Case IH, New Holland Agriculture and STEYR for tractors and agricultural machinery; CASE Construction Equipment and New Holland Construction for earth moving equipment; IVECO for commercial vehicles; IVECO BUS and Heuliez Bus for buses and coaches; IVECO ASTRA for quarry and construction vehicles; Magirus for firefighting vehicles; Iveco Defence Vehicles for defence and civil protection; and FPT Industrial for engines and transmissions.
Sustainability at CNH Industrial
CNH Industrial has a proactive approach to sustainability, which is in tune with global changes. We have set long-term targets to align with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals and we are driven to ensure that our footprint is sustainable, and one that leaves a positive and lasting impression. Furthermore, CNH Industrial is a recognized as a sustainability leader in its field, having been named as the Industry Leader in the Machinery and Electrical Equipment segment of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI), World and Europe, for nine consecutive years, as well as being admitted to range of sustainability indices.
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