How APG Europe deals with the developments surrounding the corona virus
Dear Business Partner,
As you know, the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been reported in many cities around the world.
Local, national and international health authorities are actively engaged in monitoring thespread of the virus and providing updates and recommendations to individuals and companies.
APG Europe (as part of Indutrade) and our key suppliers are actively monitoring the situationand its impact across all the geographies where we operate intending to guarantee the safetyand well-being of our employees, clients and counterparties as well as ensuring products andservices to our clients.
Our mutual actions are always aligned with the latest local Government Guidelines and adjustedaccording to the level of threat.
In addition, we and our suppliers have issued a protocol of good norms to all the staff.
Furthermore, APG Europe have received mandatory instructions from our holding companyIndutrade - in order to further reduce risk to employee health - to avoid and limit all butbusiness critical travelling globally.
Additionally, we have adopted strict precautionary measures that will remain in place at least until June 1st 2020, including:
- Strict monitoring of and limiting access to our warehouse for all drivers of our logisticpartners and offices for customers and supplier staff
- Working from home for all applicable office staff and management team, while ensuringoffice operations
- If someone shows symptoms of infection or flu such as cough, fever and difficultybreathing, they should refrain from going to the office or customer/supplier office/site,contact a medical professional and at all times follow instructions from government andmedical professionals and agree with senior management the best cause of action
Likewise, from most manufacturers we received instructions that all visits to its production sitesfor the reason of audits or technical visits or of any other nature will be need to be strictlylimited or cancelled until further notice.
Based on our continuous communication with all manufacturers, at present we do not expectnor anticipate any local government instructions will impact ongoing operations at our factories.
We are nevertheless keeping close track on the developments and will work closely togetherwith all our manufacturers to ensure and maintain security of supply of these materials withpossible new developments.
Our inventories are at standard level or above. Nevertheless, by anticipation of potential logisticrestrictions, we recommend our customers assessing the appropriate level of preventiveinventories at their side as well.
This statement is given to the best of our knowledge and belief to date.
We remain at your full disposal for further and future information.