Protecting Our Employees
Starting from March 9, 2020
- All employees have received trainings regarding how to protect themselves from the virus, what to do in an emergency, and how to use protective equipment. Posters and short videos are used to reinforce the information.
- Following preliminary consultations with our cleaning and facility services providers the frequency of cleaning and disinfection services have been increased.
- All fingerprint scanners have been temporarily disabled and replaced by card-based access system.
- All domestic and international travels are canceled.
Starting from March 16, 2020
- Body temperature readings of all employees and suppliers at Borusan Lojistik premises are now being taken with certified infrared thermometers. In cases where temperatures of 38.1°C or above are detected, individuals are directed to medical facilities.
- All offsite meetings and visits are canceled. We have suspended all external visits to Borusan Lojistik offices. All internal and external meetings are being held via tele/video conferencing.
- In Borusan Lojistik offices with more than 20 employees, 50% of the workforce have begun working from home. In order to support this working practice, we have upgraded the capacity of relevant devices and applications as well as the network bandwith.
- A procedure is in place requiring the notification of any suspicious cases at Borusan Lojistik to official bodies in coordination with our Borusan Lojistik Medical Unit located at the Tepeören Operation Center.
- Driver waiting areas at all Borusan Lojistik locations have been closed and all drivers have been instructed to remain in their vehicles while they wait.
- Employees and drivers who have visited high-risk countries in recent weeks are required to self-isolate at home where they are monitored remotely by the Borusan Lojistik Medical Unit.
Starting from March 19, 2020
- All Borusan Lojistik office employees had started to work from home.
Protecting the Sustainability of Our Business
- We have adopted the Close Contact Protocol established by the Ministry of Health in case of an infection in one of our workspaces.
- We have created a series of emergency action plans to minimize risks for our operating units and suppliers as well as to ensure continuity in our operations and supply chain.
- We have established 10 mobile emergency squads in order to ensure continuity of our partial delivery and private distribution networks. In case of an infection in one of our distribution centers, the premises will be disinfected, distribution center team will be isolated and the nearest emergency squad will replace the distribution center team, in 2 hours.
- We have increased RO-RO and rail deliveries as well as intermodal container transportation to minimize the number of drivers on European routes.
- We have initiated regular disinfection applications in areas occupied by teams responsible for high-demand product groups, such as food, beverages, and cleaning supplies. Furthermore, we have reconfigured shift arrangements to safeguard the health of our employees and ensure supply chain continuity.
Protecting Our Community
- We have designated specific areas at locations frequented by eTA Platform member independent truck drivers where they can both have their temperatures measured and gain access to supplies of disinfection.
- We have initiated to post informative content on the social media about how to protect from the virus and how to continue working in a safe way for eTA Platform member independent truck drivers.
- We have established 24/7 communication channels with our suppliers and subcontractors in order to share information about any precautions that are introduced to meet new developments in the current situation.