ALS Response to COVID-19 Update
Across our international operations, ALS continues to follow the advice of the World Health Organisation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and national and regional governments to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our workplaces and the communities in which we operate.
Our strategy remains committed to ‘Prevention, Restriction, and Continuity’. ALS has enacted our pandemic response plans early in the crisis to build resilience in all businesses across the Group and to ensure high quality testing services continue to be delivered for clients. Several key initiatives have been implemented:
- Mandatory controls to ensure compliance with government directives, use of best practice cleaning and disinfecting methods on ALS sites, and allow only essential person to person interactions between ALS employees and clients;
- Regular communication with ALS people around the globe to ensure that workplaces remain safe for ALS staff and clients and that relevant updated information is shared as quickly as possible;
- Continual monitoring of relevant country level notifications and advice from the World Health Organisation and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to ensure risk controls address the changing status of exposure to COVID-19.
We have a strong management team who are experienced at managing the business through cycles caused by different global forces. Our operations and procurement teams continue to monitor and optimise our supply chain to minimise the risk of potential disruptions.
The operations of a small number of ALS laboratories have been temporarily suspended due to government restrictions placed on the movement of citizens to and from the workplace as a result of the COVID-19 situation. However, as a key part of the supply chain for resource and commodities, environmental, food and pharmaceutical, transport, fuel, and utilities, ALS laboratories in some jurisdictions impacted by government restrictions have been granted ‘essential business’ status and continue to operate.
We appreciate that the situation is constantly evolving, and we will endeavour to keep you up to date. If you require further information, please contact your regional manager or client services team.