30. of March 2020 // Back to overview

Why does the PKV continue to produce?

Packaging material is urgently needed in the food and medical goods industry, especially in pandemic times.

Without appropriate packaging material, the transport of important goods such as food or medical goods, but also of other goods for daily use is hardly possible. The PKV uses waste paper to produce the raw material for corrugated cardboard and cardboard packaging, which is currently in even greater demand during the corona virus pandemic. This is the most important reason why the PKV continues to produce while at the same time providing strong protection for its employees: What we produce is needed!

The PKV takes the health of its employees, customers, partners, suppliers and visitors very seriously. We want to do our utmost to help slow down the spread of the corona virus. Fortunately, we currently (as of March 30) have not a single case of Covid-19 among our employees.

Our protective measures include (always in accordance with the recommendations of the Robert Koch Institute and coordinated with the health department of the district of Friesland)

  • Intensive education of employees about necessary hygiene measures by means of posters and app
  • Intensification of cleaning and disinfection
  • Reduction of internal meetings to the absolutely necessary minimum
  • Compliance with the distance and time requirements of the RKI for shift handovers etc.
  • Suspension of all business trips and professional visits to the PKV as far as possible
  • Visits of external partners only by persons who have not been in a risk area
  • Domestic quarantine for employees who have stayed in a risk area as defined by our authorities
  • Separation of contacts in gatehouse and canteen.
  • Separation of own employees and external visitors in two different canteen buildings
  • Preventive separation / home office for system critical departments
  • Daily situation assessment by a crisis unit and adaptation of measures to the situation

We too are concerned about the impact of the pandemic on the highly interconnected global economy and its logistics chains. In view of the spread of the virus, problems in the logistics chains cannot be ruled out in the future, despite all preparations. However, we are not currently facing such challenges.

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