Coronavirus impact: Bridgestone India resumes operations
Bridgestone India has resumed operations across its manufacturing facilities in Indore and Pune. The company restarts operations in a phased manner across its manufacturing plants after getting permits issued by government bodies. The priority of the company remains to be the safety of employees while conducting business operations in the post-lockdown world.
The company had shut down its operations even before the nationwide lockdown was initiated so as to protect its employees, business partners and community. The company will follow guidelines and preventive measures recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the government to curb the spread of COVID-19. The company has rolled out standard operating procedures and checklists that ensure the safety of all the employees. The company will closely monitor the evolving Coronavirus crisis and the market behaviour before it starts working at full capacity.
Parag Satpute, managing director at Bridgestone India said, "Safety is our core value and remains a top priority even in these uncertain times. The safety of our people and partners is of utmost importance, and we are following all necessary protocols to ensure they remain safe. Another major focus right now is for us to ensure business continuity, which is essential for the economy, as it tries to overcome the COVID-19 setback. We are being agile in our approach and continue to improvise as the situation evolves; however, what remains constant is our commitment to Safety and Quality. In this, we adhere to the global best practices from the Bridgestone Group."