Greentech has been continually monitoring the latest updates and information about the COVID-19 outbreak. We are taking additional measures to ensure we safeguard the health of our employees and preserve our ability to operate. Over the past several weeks we have been taking actions to help prevent infections at our sites in the UK and Ireland and in all our dealings with suppliers, customers and logistic providers. Greentech has implemented all of the WHO, HSE and other recommended guidelines and we are being proactive in our approaches to ensure business continuity.
We have identified our critical operational areas. Within these areas we have developed operational continuity plans for our teams to ensure enough resources to keep plants running safely and products shipped to our customers. We have implemented a plan to ensure non-operational personnel are removed from operating areas to further protect the health of our operators and support personnel onsite to continue running our recycling processes. A portion of employees who are critical to maintaining operations have been assigned to teams who will be in the offices during minimal hours and rigid health and hygiene protocols are in practice. Those who can perform their jobs from home and do not have to be in our offices, have began working from home to minimise any potential virus transmission between employees.
Our pandemic team will continue to guide appropriate measures which will be taken during this time of crisis and take all necessary actions to ensure our operations continue running.
Supply Chain and Customer Impacts:
The entire global supply chain has been impacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has led to some disruption in delivery services. To allow adequate booking time in the current environment we are asking all customers to allow additional lead time on all overseas orders. We must accept the probability of current disruption estimates lasting for several months. We are working to meet customer requested dates, but there will likely be some delivery delays. We are implementing a track and trace of shipments in transit to provide customers with updated estimated delivery times as they become available.
While it may become more difficult to confirm available logistics and delivery dates at this time, we believe our manufacturing and logistics capabilities will keep us well positioned to work through these challenges and, if necessary, to help customers put the appropriate mitigation plans in place. In addition, we are limiting driver interface with site personnel through changes in processes and implementing new and strict hygiene practices.
We continue to actively monitor those areas which have seen an increased outbreak, to actively engage modal changes or logistics flow adjustments where required and/or available. We are working closely with our customers to determine any potential impacts or delays. We are also verifying our suppliers’ ability to supply raw materials to continue running our recycling sites.
We realise this situation is dynamic and we will continue to provide updates as we learn more. So far, we are confident in our preparation and contingency planning.
We remain committed to providing the superior service and support that our customers have come to expect of our company throughout this situation which will end in the coming months.
Ian Barry - CEO.