UPDATE ON COVID-19
Safeway’s first priority is always the health, safety and, security of our people and delivering outstanding service levels to our highly-valued customers.
Our Commitment to the Health and Safety of our Employees
We have issued extensive communications to all our people in line with World Health Organisation guidance on how to minimize the risk of viral infection to them and others by taking effective hygiene measures and avoiding situations where the risk of infection could be heightened.
We have updated our Group Coronavirus Precaution and Preparedness Policy which is available here and we have reviewed the adequacy and suitability of our business continuity plans.
We have put a complete restriction on all international travel by our people.
The actions we have taken globally include:
- Health alerts and guidance to our colleagues, including a detailed “Novel Coronavirus Control and Prevention Manual”.
- In accordance with this manual, we have hygiene and other protection measures in the workplace, at home and at customer locations for field-based colleagues
- When conducting field-based Health assessments for factories, vendors or customer sites, we will be asking our partners to first confirm they have no suspected cases of coronavirus and have taken their own precautionary measures before we deploy our people.
Our Commitment to our Customers
At SAFEWAY, our commitment to health and safety is a foundation that we affirm to all of our internal and external stakeholders.
Safeway provides mission-critical quality assurance solutions to its clients to ensure that they can operate with well-functioning supply chains in each of their operations.
Safeway businesses continue to operate with a Business As Usual approach around the world, recognizing that there could be some disruption caused by government initiatives to contain the virus. Our Business Continuity Plans are fully in place across our operations and we are also staying in close contact with our customers to mitigate the potential disruption to the supply chains of our customers’ operations.
We have updated our customer service library to inform our clients about our specific Novel Coronavirus resources and services.
We can also guide new manufacturers on complex safety and quality requirements when producing critical care equipment to address the Covid-19 related health and safety risks globally.
Safeway Information Update
This is a developing situation; we are continuing to monitor very closely and we will provide regular updates.