Since the beginning of 2020, the world has been in the firm grip of the COVID-19 pandemic, challenging societies, economies, businesses, and every single one of us across the globe. The situation is still difficult to predict and challenging. This makes it all the more important that we continue to stand together to further slow down the spread of the corona virus and to master the challenges. Our highest priority remains the well-being of our employees, our customers and our partners. We are doing everything we can to ensure their safety and health, be it on site or working remotely – while at the same time ensuring the continuity of our businesses.
To help addressing this unprecedent challenge, we launched a comprehensive global solidarity program in spring 2020 – including financial donations, product donations, the production of hand disinfectants as well as increased and ongoing safety measures for our employees. We take action to live up to our commitment to contribute – and will continue to do so as long as necessary.
The fight against the corona virus will accompany us for a long time to come. Uncertainty remains in view of rising or high infection rates in many countries. One thing that is certain, however, is that we will adapt again and again during the crisis and respond flexibly and quickly to changes in our markets.