In response to the widely reported COVID-19 virus, Martin Bencher Group is monitoring the situation very closely and taking all necessary precautions to avoid and limit delays or extra costs to ongoing shipments.
We can now see that the situation of COVID-19 is different from country to country – some countries are opening; some are closing down yet again, and hotspots occur. That is the situation that we need to relate to. Therefore, some of our offices will still be working from home but most Martin Bencher offices are back working from the offices. We must also acknowledge that we have become more adaptable in relation to our workplace.
We of course still take all necessary precautions. The offices are equipped with hand sanitizer, masks, and disposable gloves. In the countries where we see improvements and where local regulations allows, we do now start to open up for visitors in our offices again – as long as visitors comply with local regulations and Martin Bencher internal guidelines. The visitor must document that they have not been in touch with any COVID-19 infected for the last 14 days, that they do not have any symptoms or feel sick, and respect that we keep distance and don’t shake hands.
Martin Bencher is doing the outmost to ensure the best possible support for our customers, partners, and the communities in which we operate in a socially responsible way. We are fully committed to providing the highest care possible – to employees, customers and all our stakeholders.
All international travelling is still banned until the situation stabilises. If local travelling is required to meet specific requirements, it must be approved by management.
At Martin Bencher we are aware that the situation can quickly change. Our crisis management team has committed itself to follow the situation closely and we will with all our efforts, do the absolute outmost to protect employees and stakeholders.
In case you have questions or concerns related to your engagement with Martin Bencher please do not hesitate to reach out to your Martin Bencher representative, or the members of the crisis management team.