If any of the media contact you asking about coronavirus and the steps we are taking, please pass them to Chris Mostyn.
Here is a general holding statement you can share with customers. You should also let your Managing Director and Sector Director know. Please speak to your Procurement contact if a supplier contacts you.
The health and wellbeing of our employees and colleagues is central to what we do and was an absolute priority during the covid-19 lockdown and easing of restrictions. It still remains so and we continue to make sure we have the right social distancing and hygiene measures in place to work safely as we return to the new normal.
We took a number of responsible and sensible steps, in line with recommend guidance from governments and health authorities, to protect our employees and preserve the continuity of the business.
While the first half of 2020 presented the whole sector with some significant challenges, our response clearly demonstrated the resilience of our business model. The majority of our projects continued to work during lockdown – with safety measures in place – and this is thanks to the ingenuity of our colleagues and the close cooperation of our clients and supply chain partners.
We continue to communicate regularly to our colleagues through a variety of channels, to make sure everyone is well informed of the latest guidance, measures being taken and what they should do to protect our health e.g. regular hand washing, social distancing, process for self-isolating, etc.
We have implemented appropriate distancing measures across all our sites, offices and depots, so as more people go into offices, it is a safe environment for our teams. We also have implemented agile working for those teams who are able to do so, and flexibility to work at different locations. We have cancelled all non-essential events, meetings and business travel and are using more technology solutions to carry out our normal business.
We are liaising closely with our supply chain to manage and mitigate any challenges we may face regarding essential materials for our project delivery.
As developments unfold, we will continue to monitor and respond in the best way possible, while protecting the health of our people and our levels of service delivery. We will keep you updated as things develop.
Please be assured that we are taking all appropriate measures to protect our teams and the health of our partners who we work with on a daily basis. As we do that, we are focusing on continuing to deliver our projects safely and responsibly where we can.