Coronavirus: Preventive measures and activities
An updated list of measures and activities carried out by Azets to minimize the risks associated with the coronavirus.
Updated at: April 8th 2020
At Azets, we are closely monitoring the development surrounding the coronavirus disease outbreak (COVID-19). As a large business, we have a responsibility to protect our customers, our employees and society as a whole.
We have already initiated several steps and activities, to make sure that we do everything in our powers to prevent further spreading of the virus. We are continuously following the updated guidelines from local authorities.
Standardization of processes and routines
Our working processes and routine are standardized. This enables our teams to work efficiently across customers, while being less dependent on individuals. We always have access to solid backup, and the ability to utilize resources across the organization whenever needed.
Group-level crisis team
We have established a fully operational crisis team working across Azets. This high-level team consists of our CEO, CITO, CHRO, CMO and Head of Risk and Compliance. This is to make absolutely sure that we are constantly and systematically monitoring the impact of the coronavirus in our region. We are ready to take any necessary action immediately and adjust our priorities accordingly. Right now, we do not see any major impact on our capabilities to deliver our services and customer support as agreed.
The following steps have already been enforced in Azets:
Working from home
Close to 2,500 of our employees in Europe are currently working from home – fully operational. Backed by a modern technical infrastructure, we are well-equipped to support efficient work from home. So far, we have yet to experience any major challenges with this way of conducting our work. Resource planning, working with customers and meetings are being carried out just like before, but for the most part backed by video solutions and phone calls.
Azets has imposed temporary business travel restrictions for all our employees. All air travel, both domestic and abroad, should be avoided. All employees that have been visiting defined risk areas must stay home for at least 14 consecutive days before returning to the office. The restrictions also apply to employees whose family members have visited risk areas.
Business continuity plan
Azets has prepared a thorough Business Continuity Plan and we recently activated an internal committee working specifically with the coronavirus. The management team has been properly trained for these kinds of situations.An escalated situation will be handled efficiently, and any necessary measures will be taken.
Currently, the following activities are being carried out by Azets:
- All employees have the modern IT infrastructure and digital equipment required to work efficiently and securely from home in case of quarantine
- Delivery organizations are spread across different office locations, increasing our possibilities to sustain deliveries through balance and share of workload
- All employees are given instructions on good hand and cough etiquette to minimize spreading
- Hand sanitizers are available in all offices
- All guests arriving at our locations must confirm that they have not been visiting risk areas to get access
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