Covid-19 update


19 March 2020

As a valued customer of Produce Packaging and often the wider Hutchinsons Group, we appreciate the trust you place in us to make sure all of your product delivery services continue to operate effectively at all times and especially with the additional complication and impact of the risks posed by Coronavirus on all of our lives and businesses.

We are committed to an evidence-led and common-sense approach to containing the Covid 19 Coronavirus outbreak and mitigating its impact on customers, colleagues and our wider business operations.

Please be re-assured that we already have plans in place for our business with you to continue as normal with a high percentage of stock in each depot. We have operational continuity plans in place to minimise the risk of infection and make sure that we can continue to deliver business­-as-usual service to our customers should an infection occur at any of our premises. These include implementing clear guidelines for colleagues, providing support and advice for anyone who needs to self-quarantine, and issuing guidance on following safe hygiene practices across the organisation. We have also implemented a social distancing policy in all offices and depots and are urging everyone to follow hygiene advice. Hand sanitisers have been installed in all offices and vehicles.

Many of our colleagues, including your representatives, work from home and have the technology to provide service continuation remotely if necessary.

As always, we remain committed to supporting your business with an unparalleled level of service and we pride ourselves that we are involved in UK food production, especially now with the critically important need to feed our nation. We will do everything that we can to support front-line growers and packers to provide safe and reliable food supplies through this difficult time.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with your normal Produce Packaging contact or the main office number and a member of our team will be happy to help.

As a business Produce Packaging do source some products from outside of the UK, The WHO (World Health Organisation) has issued guidance that the threat from the virus transmitting from goods originating from an area affected by the virus is negligible.

With regards our own contingency planning, Produce Packaging have the following controls in place; 

-       We have for over 10 years complied with the BRCGS - Storage and Distribution  modules and so have clear procedures in place to 'reduce the risk of contamination'.

-       We operate from 4 regional sites, if one site were affected, we could operate from one of the other three

-       We hold a range of products and have increased our stock holding of those most seasonally demanded.

-       We have issued all staff with clear instructions as to what to do in the event of becoming worried about a possible infection, including the self-isolation directives in place.

-       We have issued key members of staff with laptops to enable them to operate from home and can divert our phones too.

-       We have issued all delivery staff with personal Hand sanitiser, (all offices and warehouses already have Hand sanitiser stations) and all office/stores staff with clear instructions as to how to wash hands correctly.

We hope the above reassures you of our ability to reduce the risk of any disruption in the supply of packaging materials. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch.



This entry was written by Jez, posted on 19 March 2020

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