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EAGLE resumes commercial operations, prioritizes safety of workforce, partners and communities

Jun 5, 2020

EAGLE resumes commercial operations,

prioritizes safety of workforce, partners and communities

                                     

05 June 2020 – Eagle Cement Corporation (EAGLE) resumes partial commercial operations guided by a restart strategy that aims to help jumpstart the country’s economy, keep its communities safe and get small businesses around it back on track.

EAGLE shut down operations last March 18, 2020 in compliance with government’s enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) guidelines aimed at containing the spread of COVID-19 virus.

 “We are starting to ramp up production as local demand for cement picks up following the easing of restriction in markets that we serve. We fully support government’s call to prioritize critical infrastructure projects to help reboot the economy,” EAGLE President CEO Paul Ang said.

With the resumption of operations, Ang added that “we hope to be able to safely return to a semblance of normality, mobilize our supply chains, create jobs and stimulate consumer spending."

EAGLE has implemented health and safety protocols in accordance with the guidelines and requirements of government agencies.

To ensure that its workplace and its personnel are safe, Eagle has taken extensive health and safety measures that include Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) testing of its plant personnel, wearing of face shields and masks in addition to the standard protective gear provided to all employees and partners, disinfecting work areas, imposing strict social distancing on workers and customers, among others.

“By implementing these new social norms, we protect our people and those around us and help control the spread of the virus,” Ang said.

Ang added that the Company is looking to provide preventive measures and testing assistance to their host communities through the local government.

The Company has started conducting Covid-19 tests using RT-PCR testing for its plant-based employees and business partners recently. EAGLE will continue screening until 100% of its workforce are properly tested. Additionally, quarantine facilities are in place in the event that tests of its employees yield positive results for the presence of the virus.

“The health and safety of our employees, business partners and our host communities are our utmost priority. We remain committed to conducting a regular RT-PCR testing and we will continue to ensure a safe workplace with strict safeguard measures in compliance with the government’s guidelines. By doing so, we achieve a good balance between ensuring the welfare of our employees and the sustainability of our business to support our local economy,” Ang also said.

EAGLE is continuously monitoring the health condition of its employees, stakeholders and their families since the implementation of the ECQ in March.

The Company is also working closely with the local government units in providing relief packages to its host community, Brgy. Akle, and neighboring barangays in Bulacan affected during the crisis.

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In light of the ongoing concerns on Covid-19, we would like to assure the public that the health and safety of our people, our clients and our community are our highest priority. Our immediate response has been to take all necessary safeguards to manage the situation. We are doing what we can to address the economic, social and environmental impact of COVID-19. We have a business continuity plan in place and is being implemented across the Company.

 

EAGLE ensures compliance on the implementation of the guidelines from the Department of Health, Department of Labor and Employment and World Health Organization. We also encourage employees to conduct business meetings via teleconference or video conference. We have efforts to reach a work from home solution for our staff in Metro Manila should the need arises. Employees who have recently traveled in countries with confirmed cases are under self-quarantine of 14 days before reporting to work.

 

All strict measures and actions are promptly taken by the Company and our third parties to inform the management of those who might have come into contact with a colleague or third party for the appropriate checks and provide any possible form of support.

 

 

To date, we have no known case or employees with symptoms of Covid-19.