First and foremost, the measures we are taking to ensure protection for our employees and business partners against infection are in accordance with the recommendations of the Robert-Koch-Institute [Germany] as well as the guidance and decrees being made by Governments around the world.
Our employees have been briefed on the early symptoms of Coronavirus and have been instructed to stay home and consult their healthcare provider if they exhibit the warning signs. Sanitising products are provided throughout our sites and we are encouraging all employees to be vigilant about frequent hand washing.
We have instructed our employees to avoid close contact and not to congregate in groups of more than ten people. To minimise any potential spread of Coronavirus we are, for non-production employees, reviewing options for home-working.
Until further notice we have restricted all non-essential on-site meetings, both internal and those with suppliers and customers. To ensure supply and technical support is available we offer telephone conference facilities - such as WebEx – or other virtual technologies as an alternative to face-to-face meetings.
Currently we are not experiencing problems that may impact our ability to supply customers on-time, however we are conscious that in these exceptional times our delivery performance may be effected. We are in daily contact with our key raw material suppliers and will notify our customers should we anticipate or experience any risks or changes that will affect our ability to supply.
To date there are no known confirmed cases of Coronavirus within the Lohmann Group, but rest assured that as a global organisation with manufacturing sites around the world we have contingency plans in place and are in a strong position to react quickly should the need arise.