With the government announcing various relaxations and guidelines, Bridgestone India has resumed its operations across its manufacturing facilities in Indore and Pune. The company has also resumed operations across most of its warehouses. Bridgestone India's ramp-up has been planned in a phased manner, keeping the primary focus on the safety of their employees and second, to ensure continuity of business operations.
The Indian subsidiary of the World's No. 1 Tyre Maker, had shut down its operations in both plants, even before the nationwide lockdown, owing to the safety concerns of its employees, business partners and community. The Covid-19 situation continues to evolve, which is why the health and safety of Bridgestone employees and its partners at the reopened plants remain the key priority going forward. Bridgestone continues to strictly follow the guidance and recommendations from the World Health Organization (WHO), and government regulations. Also, Bridgestone has implemented thorough procedures and checklists, in accordance with the safety, and quality protocols for the prevention of occupational hazards ensuring social distancing and adequate protection of our employees and partners.
Bridgestone continues to very closely monitor both the ongoing health situation and the demand for its products. Talking about the phased ramp-up, Bridgestone India Managing Director, Parag Satpute 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."
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