Holcim operations during Coronavirus (COVID-19)

At Holcim, we are committed first and foremost to the safety of our employees, contractors, customers and other business partners. 

 

Holcim New Zealand is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and has established a dedicated internal team who are developing and implementing wide-ranging safety measures across our business, with additional guidance provided by the New Zealand governments, travel providers, the LafargeHolcim Group and other expert bodies.

 

Like the majority of the country, Holcim New Zealand went into lockdown following the decision to move to COVID-19 Alert Level 4 restrictions in March. Since then Holcim has only supplied customers or projects who have been able to verify their Essential Services status.

 

At all times, the health, safety and well-being of our people, customers, supply partners and community members has been our top priority, and will continue to be as we navigate through the various stages of this crisis together.

 
Holcim capabilities during COVID-19 Level 3 Restrictions

Since the announcement by the New Zealand Government of what COVID-19 Alert Level 3 restrictions would include, Holcim New Zealand has been working to not only understand and implement what this means for our business, but also what this means for our customers and how we can best support them as they recommence construction activities. 

 

Following the announcement today (20th April) that New Zealand will move to Level 3 restrictions from 11.59pm on Monday, 27th April. Holcim New Zealand will recommence operations and supply from Tuesday, 28th April 2020.

 

We have developed a number of safe work procedures to limit contact through social distancing for our production staff and drivers in line with The New Zealand COVID-19 Construction Protocols. To learn more about our safety procedures during COVID-19 Alert Level 3 keep reading below.  

Our teams have been communicating directly with customers requesting guidance on any controls they have or will be implementing at their sites to ensure Holcim New Zealand can meet all requirements and maintain the same high quality service for our customers. A copy of this letter can be accessed below.

 
 

Please continue to call 0800 Holcim (0800 465 246) for all supply enquiries.

What action is Holcim taking?

As we strive to provide our customers with the high level of service they expect from Holcim, we have put in place Business Continuity Plans as well as a range of other measures to ensure that we do everything possible to limit the spread of COVID-19 and comply with the requirements for operating during Alert Level 3.

In addition to mirroring Government policy relating to business closures, self-isolation and travel restrictions, we have implemented the following in order to maintain the safety of our people and customers:

  • All essential operational and delivery employees are implementing social distancing protocols to limit contact on both customer sites and our own, including contactless delivery
  • We have increased availability of hygiene products at all sites and continue to educate our teams on Government hygiene advice.
  • We are limiting access to our sites to only production critical personnel.
  • Employees are being asked to self-report any symptoms and self-isolate where required in line with Government advice.
  • Where possible, employees are working from home.

We recognise that these are challenging times and we continue to monitor and respond to this evolving situation. As circumstances change, we will continue to provide updates on how we are managing this situation, ensuring business continuity where permitted, and the wellbeing of both our employees and customers.  

If you have any reason to suspect the virus may be on your site please let us know immediately.

Need more information about COVID-19?

You can visit the

 
COVID-19 Business Continuity Plan

COVID-19 Business Continuity Plan

Holcim is ready to operate and supply in line with Alert Level 3 restrictions.