Information on the Covid-19 situation

The health and safety of our employees are always our highest priority. Siemens is closely following the recommendations of the World Health Organization, the Public Health Agency of Canada, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other international health organizations. We consider it our duty to act responsibly and to do our part to protect society.

 

We’re doing everything we can mitigate interruptions to your business. We are committed to do whatever we can to support you. This is particularly important in areas in which we provide products and services for vital infrastructure. As we do this, the health and safety of our employees is always top priority.

 

Ever since the Covid-19 outbreak began, we have been continuously monitoring and evaluating the changing situation, subsequently developing and implementing measures and providing guidance to protect the health of our employees, customers and suppliers.

Selected measures already implemented

Hygiene

We make our employees aware of the need for social distancing and inform them about precautions and hygiene measures.

Travel

For our employees, business international travel is not permitted, and domestic air travel is limited to business-critical purposes. Wherever possible, meetings are replaced by conference calls or similar options. All employees who are returning from travel outside of Canada and employees in contact with anyone returning from outside of Canada that live in the same household are required to self-isolate for 14 days. 

Mobile work

Whenever possible, Siemens employees are to work from home until further notice. We have mobile technology infrastructure in place.

Facilities

We have implemented additional control measures at our locations. Surfaces that are frequently touched are being treated with an anti-microbial surface treatment that creates a long-term in-hospitable surface for growth and proliferation of micro-organisms. We are screening and limiting visitors to Siemens locations.

Business Continuity

Our Business Continuity Plans are in place to ensure business continuity as much as is reasonably possible under the current circumstances. We are in regular contact with our suppliers and logistics partners to discuss measures in case we should experience supply chain disruptions that may impact the availability of materials, labour and logistics.