ASB Participates in Business Hui Manufacturing Hand Sanitizer for Community

Wednesday, April 01, 2020

A top priority for us during the COVID-19 situation is to ensure the health and safety of our customers, teammates and the community. One of the ways we are doing this is through our participation in a public-private sector partnership, which includes KoHana Hawaiian Agricole Rum, Hawaii Governor David Ige’s office and several other Hawaii businesses, that is manufacturing hundreds of gallons of U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved hand sanitizer to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Hawaii.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, hand sanitizer is in extremely low supply in Hawaii. As ethanol is a by-product of rum, KoHana Rum is able to add other ingredients (financially funded by ASB) to produce the hand sanitizer.

Here’s a video recap of our participation in this business hui:

In addition to KoHana Rum and the governor’s office, the business hui includes support from the Hawaii Agricultural Research Center (HARC), Kaumana Pharmacies, Halm’s Enterprises, HonBlue, Aloha Green Apothecary, Pharmacare and Matson.

The sanitizer is being distributed to the Institute of Human Services for the homeless, local schools, nonprofit organizations and more. Click here to learn more about the hui.