Engineering consultancy firm Hatch is carefully managing and adapting to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

The company is aligning its actions with the recommendations from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and local governments to do our part in minimising this outbreak.

“Our corporate safety culture has guided us to take proactive steps to ensure the health and well-being of our people, our clients, our suppliers, and our communities while ensuring business continuity to provide uninterrupted service to our clients,” John Bianchini, Chairman and CEO said in a statement.

“All of our offices (except for a few that have been closed as part of a municipal/regional government request) remain open and our global teams remain diligent to deliver on our commitments with our clients.”

“We are holding more client and internal meetings by video conference and we have restricted business travel outside our country of residence.”

“We have implemented an employee self-monitoring plan within our offices, asked our teams to practice social distancing, and adopted proactive measures for any member of our team who may feel ill or may be otherwise at risk.”

“When visiting our clients’ offices and sites we are first checking to see if they are ready to accept visitors and then adhering to whatever protocols they have in place.”

“We are ready to implement our business continuity plans if the situation changes and we need to restrict access to our offices.”

“For decades, our global teams have effectively collaborated while working remotely so this is not new to us.”

“We have increased our network capabilities to ensure that we can do so on a greater scale and for a longer duration.”

“One of our key corporate values is to ‘live our commitments with integrity’. We remain fully prepared to deliver on the work that has been entrusted to us from our clients, our business partners and the communities in which we serve.”

“We know that this pandemic has affected all of us in one way or another. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of those who have been infected with COVID-19, and with the families that have lost loved ones.”