In light of the current global COVID-19 situation, Spirax Sarco has implemented rigorous contingency plans to minimise the employee and business impact. As the situation continues to develop, please be assured we remain committed to safeguarding the health and well-being of both our workforce and customers.
We are adhering to local government guidelines and are reviewing the situation on a constant basis. We have put in place clear procedures for our employees to protect their health, including self-isolation, where appropriate.
Many of our customers play a vital role in positively supporting the current situation, from treating people with the virus in hospital, through the development of vaccines, and a number of key industrial sectors such as food and energy production. We realise that their work is of critical importance and our duty is to support them and their processes to enable business continuity, supporting the local community. We have advanced Business Continuity Plans in all our business locations to maintain services and products.
As a company, we are adopting split-shift patterns to limit any potential of colleague cross-contamination and working with our Supply base to ensure continuity of supply. We operate a global manufacturing strategy, with 11 manufacturing sites around the world, in conjunction with a strong global footprint of fully stocked warehouses to ensure a local supply of products. We can reassure you that we have maintained a good stock profile across our business and continue to work with our supply partners to maintain them.
Finally, we would like to re-assure you that we are in the process of ensuring all our Sales and Service engineers are equipped with full PPE to protect themselves and your employees when they visit site. They are fully briefed on local guidelines for contagion prevention and the importance of social distancing and sanitisation.
We will continue to monitor the situation carefully and will take all necessary steps, at the appropriate time and in line with national and international guidance, to help ensure the safety of our employees, whilst minimising disruption to all our customers.
Managing Director, Steam Specialties