Updated February 3, 2021

 

 

Dear Valued Customers, 

 

Throughout the past year, our company has continued to meet customer commitments even as we faced challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic across our global locations. We want to ensure that you are up to date on the continuity of our operations as we move into the new year.  As we have done over the course of the pandemic, SWM will continue to take important measures to protect our employees and maintain our operations. We will continue to follow the guidance and direction of the World Health Organization (WHO), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and government authorities.

 

PEOPLE matter. Our top priority is always providing a safe work environment for every SWM employee. To address rising infection levels in many of our locations, we continue to encourage employees who are able to perform their duties remotely to remain at home while working.

 

We have implemented the following throughout SWM International to minimize the risk for our employees and the business:

 

  • Non-essential visitors to our offices and manufacturing facilities continue to be prohibited at this time
  • Non-essential travel is prohibited. Essential travel requires approval from the highest SWM leadership
  • Employees and visitors are required to answer screening questions and have their temperatures taken before entering any SWM facility
  • We continue to encourage and enable good hygiene practices, including regular disinfection of common areas
  • We follow social distancing practices at our offices and manufacturing facilities to minimize employee contact
  • Wearing a face mask is required at all SWM locations
  • We have encouraged flu shots globally, providing them on-site in limited locations, and providing vouchers to all employees in our medical benefits program
  • We are encouraging all employees to follow these safety and hygiene practices at home and in their personal activities
  • We will support employees who are eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccinations as they become available

 

SWM manufacturing facilities continue to operate normally. All sites have contingency plans and are coordinating with their suppliers to ensure constant supply of raw materials. We have evaluated where to strategically build inventory in areas where we have capacity. In short, we do not anticipate any issues at this time with continuity of supply to our customers.   

 

We will keep you updated on further developments. For specific questions, please reach out to your local commercial contact. 

 

Thank you for your understanding and support.