WINNIPEG, April 1, 2020 /CNW/ - The President and CEO, Olivier Y. Muggli, provided an update today regarding Winpak's coronavirus pandemic response.
True to our motto "IT'S OUR NATURE TO PROTECT", Winpak fully embraces its Corporate Responsibility to take drastic measures to prevent the spread of the virus and safeguard all of us, our families and communities as well as those of our customers and suppliers.
Except for our plant in Queretaro, Mexico, all Winpak facilities in Canada and the United States are now under some level of health state of emergency, or shelter-in-place restricting business activities, movement of people, limiting group and, instituting mandatory quarantine for travelers.
Wherever shelter-in-place or state of emergency has been declared, local and federal authorities have identified under specific acts, which essential industries or infrastructures may remain open and active until further notice.
In all affected jurisdictions, Winpak is classified as an essential provider of packaging material and machinery to the food and healthcare industries, and is being actively urged by its customers to provide uninterrupted supply of quality packaging material and machinery to maintain their essential supply chains.
At this moment, all Winpak production sites are fully operational and are working with the complete support of equally determined suppliers and logistics companies servicing customers who face similar challenges to stay in operation and supply our communities with food and healthcare supplies.
With the tremendous support and dedication of all stakeholders, we spare no effort to strengthen a safe workplace in all of our production facilities as well as curb the spread of the virus through a comprehensive and as we learn, expanding list of counter safety measures. All sites have meticulously reviewed their disaster mitigation and recovery plans for readiness in the face of a possible contamination.
We are actively following any changes in legislation and will adopt new best practices throughout the Company to safeguard all stakeholders, and we will continue to keep the communication channels open.
Olivier Y. Muggli
President and CEO
SOURCE Winpak Ltd.
For further information: L.A. Warelis, Vice President and CFO, (204) 831-2254; O.Y. Muggli, President and CEO, (204) 831-2214