Updated Tuesday 24th March
In light of the developing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, it is important for all of us to work smarter, safer, and more flexibly to support our people, clients, partners and communities. This brief outlines the steps we are taking to ensure the safety and productivity of all throughout our supply chain.
Our internal Response Team remains focused on monitoring advice from the Government and Chief Medical Officers, coordinating all action to effectively manage the situation. Alongside this, we have taken several steps to educate, inform and protect our people including providing regular updates as they occur.
Our office locations are now closed, and all non-essential travel prohibited. Our employees are fully enabled to work remotely with high quality video collaboration technology for all internal and external meetings. Our workforce fully operational and following our defined contingency and continuity plans.
Our engineering, project delivery and on-site teams will continue to operate in their usual capacity at this stage, ensuring all guidance is followed and extra care taken. We will also continue to work closely with each of our clients as the situation to develops to support and adapt to each individual circumstance.
We keep this position under continual review, but we do not anticipate these measures having any detrimental impact on our ability to support our clients, including on-site support visits as required. We are requesting all of our customers and suppliers to support these efforts to ensure business continuity by advising their own employees to follow the latest government guidance, available here:
We are in discussions with all manufacturers and suppliers within our supply chain around the impact to their operations in China and across the world. We are assured that all necessary actions to mitigate the impact as much as is practicable are being taken. Based on the latest information available, we are currently anticipating short-term impact on production output from manufacturing facilities in the affected regions. This, in turn, may extend usual lead times but the exact impact will vary across product lines. We will continue to monitor updates from our supply chain as the situation develops.
If you have concerns please do let us know as soon as possible so that we can work with you to understand your requirements and the best available options. We remain entirely committed to helping and supporting our clients and their organisations through this period.