Since the beginning of 2020, the world has been in the firm grip of the COVID-19 pandemic, challenging societies, economies, businesses, and every single one of us across the globe. The situation is still challenging and difficult to predict. This makes it all the more important that we continue to stand together to further slow down the spread of the corona virus and to master the challenges. Our highest priority remains the well-being of our employees, our customers, and our partners. We are doing everything we can to ensure their safety and health, be it on site or or working remotely – while at the same time ensuring the continuity of our businesses.
East Tamaki, New Zealand
During the first days of the lockdown in New Zealand, sanitizer and disinfectant were almost impossible to acquire all around the world. Vai Lolohea, Safety, Health and Environment Quality Advisor in East Tamaki, New Zealand, worked tirelessly to support the local crisis management teams and ensure the Adhesive Technologies manufacturing team was taken care of from a safety and mental well-being perspective. Vai investigated and assisted in the production of a small batch of sanitizer based on the WHO recipe for the manufacturing team to use during very stressful times. At the same time, she made sure that the Beauty Care and Laundry & Home Care teams had masks, gloves and sanitizers – some of them sourced from Henkel Japan.