23 March 2020
Message from our Chief Executive, Pete Raby
The Covid-19 pandemic is causing unprecedented disruption as governments seek to contain the spread of the virus while maintaining critical infrastructure and life-sustaining businesses.
We are monitoring the advice from the World Health Organisation, national and regional governments to ensure we are taking appropriate action. In each jurisdiction, we are using government guidance to understand whether to continue to operate our facilities and how best we can look after our people and support our customers.
Where there are restrictions on business activity, we are assessing whether our plants support critical infrastructure or life-sustaining businesses and are permitted by government to continue to operate (fully or partially). Our priority is to safeguard the health and wellbeing of our employees while also supporting government goals of maintaining critical business activities such as healthcare, power generation and food production.
Where our facilities remain open, we are taking a range of measures to protect the health of our employees, including:
- Segregation of employees within our facilities to maintain social distance and limit contact between employees
- Temperature testing of employees (where appropriate)
- Frequent clean down and disinfection within our facilities
- Employees working from home where possible
Since 6 March, we have also restricted travel of all our employees across all our sites. We will continue with all these measures until advised.
I would like to thank all of our employees and customers for your support during this challenging situation.