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Taking care of our employees through the Covid-19 pandemic

The safety of our colleagues always has the highest priority.

GRI 103/403

In 2020 we reacted quickly to the pandemic and, as a result, had a relatively low number of Covid cases throughout Beckers. At the same time, we managed to keep the business running with only temporary site closures in spring. Wherever possible colleagues have worked from home. For those who had to work on site, protection equipment is provided, and sanitary plans are in place and adhered to. Those measures included, for example, taking temperatures before work on all sites and separate shifts without overlap. General well-being also played a role, in Sweden for example regular pulse surveys added to the feedback that employees give in their Check-In Conversations.

To prevent the spread of Covid-19, protection measures such as taking the temperature before work have been implemented on all sites.

Local EHS coordinators have been supported throughout by a global task force, with different measures required in each country depending on local rules and regulations. Our internal communications platform myBeckers was used as a hub for information in the local language and to distribute video messages from the top management as well as best-practice interviews with site managers.

Playing our part in tackling the global crisis
At Beckers we not only did our best to ensure the safety of our own staff throughout 2020, our employees at sites across the world also contributed to the global effort to stem the spread of the pandemic.In February, Beckers Guangzhou site in southern China set up an emergency medical equipment production team to help a customer manufacture urgently needed medical equipment including ventilators and monitors. The equipment was sent to the parts of China worst affected by Covid-19. From April on, Beckers in Sweden began the small-scale production of Beckry®Hand, a hand disinfectant based on the WHO’s formulation and guidelines. Meanwhile, Beckers France donated protective masks to Montbrison’s hospitals and the ADMR nursing home association, and Beckers Dormagen in Germany donated 2,000 protective face masks to local and smaller institutions, such as kindergartens and care services.

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