Published on March 25, 2020
An update from Hendrix Genetics regarding COVID-19
Together, we are facing a truly unprecedented situation. The global coronavirus is affecting all of us, our families, our employees, our businesses, and our way of life. During this time, we want to reach out and assure you that Hendrix Genetics will continue to provide you the very best products and services, to the best of our capabilities.
Even as we deal with this crisis, the 3,500-person team at Hendrix Genetics remains focused on your success. We have a strong foundation of expertise in animal disease outbreaks and are prepared to handle moments like this. Our commitment to your success is stronger than ever. Our company is founded on entrepreneurship and collaboration and this basis will help us to overcome the crisis together. Our staff are available to assist you at any time. Don’t hesitate to contact us to help safeguard the continuity of your business.
At Hendrix Genetics we remain focused on the health and safety of our employees, their families and communities. To safeguard our team and our operations, employees are instructed to work safe, work in shifts, keep their distance and wash their hands frequently. Any employee who is experiencing cold or flu-like symptoms is being told to stay home and self-isolate. At the same time, office staff are working from home, where possible. We have established global, business unit and local crisis teams to control the impact at all levels. The shift to crisis mode has been relatively smooth and enabled us to continue delivery of our products and services with minimal disruptions.
As an animal genetics company, we are considered ‘essential’ to the global and local food supply chain infrastructures. We continue to operate within the framework of local and national guidelines and restrictions. The biggest challenges we are facing, that can directly impact our international supply chain logistics, are border closures and the shortage of international flights. However, our logistics departments are resourceful and, together with you, have been able to find solutions to secure your supply. They work around the clock to minimize the impact to your business.
In closing, our hearts go out to anyone who is impacted by the virus, either directly or indirectly. Our thoughts are especially with those who are sick, to whom we extend our wishes for a full recovery.