As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, we want to assure you that IFF is modifying the ways we work and communicate to best position the organization. We can only accomplish this by ensuring that we are treating our employees with the utmost care. As such, we have instituted a number of policies across the organization to protect our team, while minimizing the risk of disruption to our business.
We have been proactively reviewing our resiliency plan to address the COVID-19 developments and we remain actively engaged with federal and local health and governmental entities around the world. We continue to update internal protocols, which includes a remote working policy across many of our locations, prohibiting group gatherings to promote social distancing and restricting unnecessary travel. In addition, we have implemented thorough sterilization protocols across all our manufacturing and creative facilities. As some of our employees begin to return to our locations across the globe, we have carefully implementing a phased approach to align with global governmental guidelines of the WHO, CDC and the local health officials.
We remain focused on the foundational principles that guide this process: ensuring our employees’ safety and well-being; minimizing risk to our essential workers and business operations; and maintaining effective collaboration to meet customer expectations.
We are proud to partner with you and will continue to work alongside you throughout this situation. Do not hesitate to reach out to your company representative should you have any questions.
Chairman and CEO