RUSAL announces additional safety measures related to the spread of COVID-19
Moscow, 16 March 2020 – RUSAL (SEHK: 486; Moscow Exchange: RUAL), a leading global aluminium producer, has announced the introduction of additional preventive measures in response to the current issue of COVID-19 in order to best ensure the health and safety of all employees. Starting from March 17th employees from head office and staff who are not involved in the production process will be told to work from home. Operations will continue uninterrupted.
Exceptions will only be made in the instance when the tasks cannot be performed without coming to the office. All staff who will be working from home have been strongly advised against attending public functions or unnecessarily going to public spaces. Everyone who is currently on a business trip is required to return as soon as possible. All new business trips have been put on pause. All communications, meetings and discussions are to be made over the phone. Employees on call who are required to be in the office will be fully equipped to protect themselves and others from the virus.
Only those employees whose presence is indispensable to ensure the production is uninterrupted will be present at the production sites. At the same time, the Company is doing everything possible to ensure the maximum protection of its staff at all production sites. Additional disinfection measures will be put in place at the sites and all the medical staff have been fully alerted and briefed.
Evgenii Nikitin, RUSAL’s CEO, commented on the latest measures: “The current health situation does not only create a serious challenge for the whole economy but above all it puts our employees at risk. Our health depends on our quick and clear actions. Only by joining forces will we stand a chance of stopping the virus. RUSAL has introduced unprecedented measures across the whole Company in order to ensure the uninterrupted production process and to protect our employees”.