Our commitment to you during COVID-19:
In these extremely challenging times, I would like to share our heartfelt support for and solidarity with those personally impacted. As COVID-19 continues to affect individuals and organizations around the globe, I want to personally assure you that the health and safety of our employees, clients, partners, and community remains our top priority. This commitment will never change.
We have taken several measures to invest in this commitment and ensure our preparedness during these unprecedented times, and we have formed a cross-functional COVID-19 team to monitor the crisis.
Investment in Our People. We have taken significant precautions in all our locations to protect our people. Starting the first week of March, we encouraged our employees to work from home. By March 17th, our entire global organization was fully remote as part of our effort to help flatten the curve. Today, our employees are operating remotely around the world to enable social distancing. We have also prohibited all business travel and have leveraged technology to facilitate remote collaboration. At Arcesium, our chief asset is our people. While much is beyond our control in times like this, one thing is not: supporting the safety and comfort of our employees. To ensure our employees are comfortable in their home-work setup, we have deployed corporate resources to facilitate more productive working environments. We have also instituted a reimbursement program so our employees can purchase necessary items at their discretion for a smooth transition. These measures aid productivity and help reduce the risk of exposure for all employees. Further, we continue to recruit and hire during this time to meet our people and business needs.
Investment in Our Clients & Partners. We are fully prepared to continue serving our clients and partners as we have deployed our comprehensive Business Continuity Plan. We have plans in place that are uniquely designed and developed specifically with the understanding of our clients’ priorities. Our success has been built on finding opportunities by listening to our clients, working smarter, being resilient and looking ahead. Our dedicated teams continue to communicate with our clients and remain committed to being a responsible partner. Our investment in R&D and our technology continues unabated. We are ready and here for you.
Investment in Our Communities. We are committed to supporting the communities where we live and work. We are making a monetary contribution to CityMeals on Wheels and the NYC Health + Hospitals to support their programs. We are also working with a local organization in India, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation, on the Annapurna Program, through which we have committed to serve over 40,000 meals across 150 locations to communities disproportionately impacted by social distancing guidelines.
As we continue to navigate through this crisis, we at Arcesium remain committed and focused on our vision, people, clients, and community. We are all in this together and I believe we will come out stronger on the other side. Please stay safe and healthy.