Following the devastating 7.1-magnitude earthquake in Mexico City, Honeywell has announced a donation of $400,000 in personal protective equipment (PPE) to the Mexico Secretaría de la Defensa Nacional (SEDENA) to support rescue and relief efforts.
Honeywell Safety and Productivity Solutions (SPS) has provided nearly 50,000 pieces of safety equipment that will be used by SEDENA and volunteer teams digging through the rubble of toppled city buildings. Organized by Honeywell Hometown Solutions, the company’s corporate citizenship initiative, in partnership with SPS, the donations include respiratory and hearing protection, protective eye, face and footwear, fall protection, hard hats and safety gloves.
“We appreciate the immediate support from Honeywell,” said Brigadier General Jose Luis Chiñas 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.