Honeywell Donates $400,000 in Safety Equipment to Mexico's Earthquake Recovery Effort
September 21, 2017
Following the devastating 7.1-magnitude earthquake in Mexico City, Honeywell hasannounced a donation of $400,000 in personal protective equipment (PPE) to theMexico Secretar√≠a de la Defensa Nacional (SEDENA) to support rescue and reliefefforts.
Honeywell Safety andProductivity Solutions (SPS) has provided nearly 50,000 pieces of safety equipment that will be used by SEDENA and volunteer teams diggingthrough the rubble of toppled city buildings.Organized by Honeywell Hometown Solutions, the company's corporate citizenshipinitiative, in partnership with SPS, the donations include respiratory andhearing protection, protective eye, face and footwear, fall protection, hardhats and safety gloves.
“We appreciate the immediate support from Honeywell,” said Brigadier General Jose Luis Chi√±as Silva of SEDENA. “The protective gear is crucial in our efforts to find and rescue citizens as quickly as possible. Every minute counts.”
Honeywell has 17,500 employees in manufacturing, engineering centers and offices across Mexico, including nearly 900 employees in Mexico City.