Borealis takes steps to secure supply chains for healthcare and food packaging sectors
We at Borealis are committed to doing our part to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. In order to protect the health and safety of our employees, contractors, and business partners, we are diligently monitoring global developments and applying recommendations issued by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
We are working closely with our customers to manage supply chain risks. The products that we provide are critical to the supply chain of millions of people around the world. As a global company with a strong local presence, we have prioritized a series of mitigating actions to reduce the risk of potential supply chain disruptions. Our team is constantly monitoring, evaluating, and anticipating risks in order to act quickly to ensure robust supply. Continuous alignment with our purchasing groups and service providers allows us to reallocate on a daily basis. Our production schedules are adjusted as necessary to support our customers to reliably run their operations.
“As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, we are all reminded of just how critical a smoothly functioning supply chain is for health and human welfare,” says Lucrèce Foufopoulos, Borealis Executive Vice President Polyolefins, Innovation and Circular Economy Solutions. “We understand that our customers rely on us to secure reliable supply, and mitigate possible disruptions to the supply chain. We can reassure them that we are doing everything in our power to deliver the right materials in the right place at the right time, so that our customers can produce the goods which have become more essential than ever.”
We hereby thank our dedicated teams who secure the supply of critical products such as healthcare and diagnostic equipment, hygiene products, personal protective equipment (PPE), and also food packaging. In a recent statement, EUROPEN, the European Organisation for Packaging and the Environment, called on the EU Commission to recognise as “essential” packaging materials and also the raw materials necessary for the production of such goods. This will enable the intra-EU transportation of packaging materials by way of so-called “green” or priority lanes, thus enabling a more secure supply for retail and e-commerce.
We are here to help – because we care. Should you, as a valued customer, require specific information or special assistance, please contact your Sales or Value Chain Manager directly.
Stay safe and healthy.
With best regards, Your Borealis Team.