2020 has been a difficult year for businesses but here at Protective Packaging Ltd we have been proactive in responding to the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic.
While we have been fortunate to continue operating through this crisis as a vital supplier of bespoke climatic packaging solutions to critical food, pharmaceutical and medical industries, we have striven to safeguard the welfare of our employees in order to create and maintain a safe working environment.
We reacted quickly to ensure all employees who were able to work from home were provided with all the equipment they needed, and that measures were put in place onsite to ensure a safe workspace and social distancing. These precautions have included Perspex screens, floor markings, temperature checks and stringent hygiene practices.
Covid-19 has changed our lives dramatically over the past year – how we work and how we interact. Many of our normal social activities that bring our team together such as Company Lunches and nights out unfortunately couldn’t happen and our upcoming Christmas Party at The Refuge in Manchester looks in doubt. While we can’t currently eat out together, a Just Eat voucher was sent to all employees who have continued to work throughout as a thank you for their support and commitment through this difficult time.
Our Well-being and Environmental Committee has continued to explore initiatives too. Alongside our Bupa Health Insurance and Cash Plan Schemes and other employee benefits, we re-introduced our Bike-to-work scheme through Caboodle and provided anti-fatigue matting in our Production areas. We have also undertaken mere green solutions inside with the addition of air purifying plants and we are always looking for greener options to dispose of our waste and reduce our carbon footprint.
We are proud of how our workforce has pulled together through this unprecedented time, showing initiative, innovation, commitment and dedication to surmount challenges and continue to design, supply and manufacture a range of customised aluminium barrier bags and liners to meet the needs of our customers.