27 MARCH 2020 (UPDATED 1st JANUARY 2021)
We at Baxters are proud to be able to make an essential contribution to keeping the food chain moving during this unique and challenging time. Our priorities are twofold; first, ensuring our workforce are safe and well, and secondly, doing whatever we can to keep our global operations running.
Food production has been defined by the UK and Scottish Governments as an essential service. This means that, while it remains safe to do so, we should continue to operate to keep supermarket shelves stocked with our diverse range of food products.
We have been monitoring the situation and reviewing our plans on a daily basis. In line with government guidance we have introduced a wide range of special measures to ensure the safety of our team. These include mandatory social distancing, installation of protective screens on our production lines, revising shift patterns to reduce contact, extra hand sanitising stations throughout our production facility and the provision of additional Personal Protective Equipment.
We couldn’t be prouder of our dedicated team, who have rallied throughout this difficult period to play their part in feeding the nation. We also want to acknowledge the good work of our colleagues in the wider food and drink industry. We will continue to play our part as best we can.