System critical and safety conscious
Constantia Flexibles’ crucial role during the COVID-19 crisis.
As the COVID-19 crisis sweeps across the globe, Constantia Flexibles and other companies in essential industries have done their best to keep operations up and running in these extraordinary times. We remain equally committed to delivering the packaging that keeps pharmaceutical, food, and hygiene products safe as we are to safeguarding the health and well-being of our most important asset – the women and men in our workforce.
“Crisis” comes from the ancient Greek word for decision and has evolved over the centuries into the word as we use it today to describe “a decisive moment.” The global COVID-19 emergency presents a crisis in every sense of the word, requiring tough decisions by governments, businesses, and individuals alike and becoming a decisive turning point in our society and our economy. At Constantia Flexibles, we have maintained our production facilities as close to full capacity as we can to secure the supply chains of our clients in the food, hygiene, and pharmaceutical industries. And we have a dedicated Crisis Response Team in place to react quickly and efficiently to developments as they happen.
Packaging provides protection
In a global health crisis, it is vital for products to arrive at their destination in a safe and timely manner, whether they are medicines and medical devices going to a lab or consumer goods like food, hygiene, and pet care products coming in to people’s homes. They must remain both fresh and suitable for transport and storage during a lockdown or temporary production stoppage. This is where our packaging products come into play and why our deeply integrated value chain is so key, among others with a central rolling mill at Constantia Teich and die-cutting plants within easy reach of our customers.
Staff safety is our top priority
Over the past few months, we have made it our number-one priority to keep the women and men of our workforce safe. All of our production sites implement the highest possible preventative safety measures in line with recommendations from the WHO and local authorities, and staff that are able to work from home have done so. Without our people on the job, we would not be able to continue contributing to society’s crucial supply. Thanks to their service, we can keep production running and ensure that end customers receive vital pharmaceutical, hygiene, and food products.