FOODPANDA APAC SETS UP COMMITTEE TO TACKLE COVID-19

ROSEMARIE KHOO MOHD SANI

 

KUALA LUMPUR, March 9 (Bernama) -- Leading online delivery platform foodpanda Asia-Pacific (APAC), has established a safety committee, the Business Continuity Planning (BCP), which is tasked with implementing measures to protect the health and safety of employees and service partners amid the COVID-19 outbreak. 

In a statement today, foodpanda said the committee was chaired by foodpanda APAC chief executive officer Jakob Angele and included foodpanda APAC business leaders.

In line with the recommendations from the Health Ministry (MOH), BCP has already implemented a series of dynamic measures.

"This includes mandatory temperature checks twice a day for employees, temperature checks for delivery partners, facilitating working from home arrangements and conference calls for office employees, and planning a split team arrangement to reduce the person-to-person contact," it said. 

Foodpanda has also established guidelines for working from home for employees taking public transport and employees who are unwell, implemented business-travel suspension within and between Asia-Pacific, Europe and Middle East and North Africa (MENA) until at least the end of March 2020, and canceled planned internal and external group events and conferences.

“During this time, it is of the utmost importance that our employees and partners feel supported, informed and safe. 

"By setting up these precautionary measures we hope to have created a first line of protection, which we will then regulate in line with the continued recommendations from the MOH,” said Angele. 

He added that foodpanda APAC would continue to monitor the development of COVID-19 and implement further measures as necessary.

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