The VELUX Group constantly monitors the risk situation in adherence with authorities' guidelines and takes measures accordingly.
Our focus is on keeping our employees safe, on keeping our business partners’ employees safe, on our societal duty to assist in avoiding the spread of the virus, and on securing deliveries to our customers.
In order to do so, VELUX has for now taken the following measures:
» A special VELUX Corona virus task force monitors the situation closely.
» We have reinforced a travel policy that bans all business travel to and from special risk areas affected by the Corona virus. Furthermore, all international travel not critical to the business has been put on hold worldwide.
» All employees having travelled to one of the special risk areas for private reasons are asked to work from home for a period of 14 days upon their return.
» VELUX travel policies also concern all external workers, e.g. consultants, working at VELUX premises.
» We have introduced an internal 24-7 hotline for employees.
» We have reinforced high hygienic standards for all employees and cleaning personnel.
» Employees living and working in special risk areas follow guidelines from local authorities.
» We inform visitors prior to entering our premises about the preventive measures that we have taken.
» Visitors who have been in a special risk area within the last 14 days are not allowed to enter our premises.
» We request logistic service providers (drivers) to call upon arrival.
» Personnel in contact with drivers (document handling etc.) follow strict hygienic regulations.
» Drivers’ access to VELUX areas is restricted to a minimum and to designated spaces.
» Local task forces are in place and contingency plans are continuously evaluated to ensure that we can keep servicing our customers.
In regards to handling a physical product (including VELUX products), the World Health Organisation
assesses that the likelihood of an infected person contaminating commercial goods is low, and the risk of catching the virus that causes COVID-19 from a package that has been moved, travelled, and exposed to different conditions and temperature is also low.
The situation is constantly evolving and the VELUX Group is updating measures accordingly.