Nexeo Plastics Response to COVID-19
The health and safety of our employees, customers, suppliers and partners are our utmost priority as we deal with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We have, and will, continue to take necessary actions to first keep our people and relationships safe; and second, work to maintain business operations and materials supply to keep your business running.
March 26, 2020
Nexeo Plastics recognizes the challenges everyone is facing in making tough decisions aimed at protecting our communities as the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues. We appreciate the efforts you and others have undertaken to slow the spread of the virus and keep the public safe.
The Department of Homeland Security issued a memo on March 19, 2020, which provides guidance on critical industries that need to remain open to fight the coronavirus epidemic. This memo specifically includes sectors of the plastics industry within the country's "essential critical infrastructure,” as many of the products needed during this time are made of plastics or packaged in plastic. As a distributor of plastic resins, we consider our business to be essential within this framework, and as such, our facilities remain operational.
As a commitment to our customers, our employees are working tirelessly to provide the materials that are needed to support critical manufacturing supply chains responding to COVID-19, while complying with applicable regulations.
Thank you for your understanding during this time.
President and CEO
March 17, 2020
We want to keep you up to date on how the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is impacting our personnel and operations.
To date, we’ve not experienced any disruptions with our material supplies or our supply chain network. Internally, we have established a Global Response Team that is monitoring the situation around the world and responding as necessary. This includes abiding by health organization guidance and local government requirements.
To reduce the potential for virus contraction, we’ve curtailed all non-essential travel and enacted remote work plans at our offices in North America and EMEA wherever possible. We’re also invoking our technology to stay in contact, manage interactions and maintain business continuity. Our China operations previously implemented these plans. We are also restricting visitors to our facilities and 3PLs and sharing practical counsel for safe best practices. Limiting outside exposure to others will help to keep our operations team healthy and will reduce risk of spreading the virus to our critical areas.
We will continue our vigilance in managing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and update you as appropriate. Again, our number one priority is to keep our employees and partners safe during this uncertain event.
Thank you for your collaboration and understanding during this time.
President and CEO