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Biffa Coronavirus Business Continuity Statement

Biffa Coronavirus Business Continuity Statement

Biffa continues to closely monitor the potential impact of COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”) on its business and supply chains. There has not been any meaningful impact on the Group to date.

Following the UK Government announcement of a UK Coronavirus plan and the current World Health Organisation (WHO) standard recommendations for the virus, Biffa is implementing the following steps to minimise infection risk to employees and customers.

Prevention


We are advising that all employees closely follow the infection control measures recommended by UK public health agencies. These include:

Frequently washing hands by using alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.
When coughing and sneezing, cover the mouth and nose with a flexed elbow or tissue – throw the tissue away immediately and wash hands.
Anyone who has a fever, cough or feels unwell or suspects they may have the infection will be asked to contact the NHS services immediately and avoid contact with others until advised on next steps.
Travellers returning from the high-risk areas (Category 1) are being advised to self-isolate, even if asymptomatic, and use the NHS services to find out what to do next. Those returning from Category 2 areas are being informed to self-isolate if they develop symptoms and call NHS services.
Following company protocols for dealing with waste which could be contaminated.

Education

We are regularly providing our managers and employees with up to date information on virus prevention and isolation protocols aimed at minimising risk.
We are also reviewing business continuity plans for process and functional priorities, recovery time objectives, work instructions and resource requirements.

Monitoring

Our business is continually monitoring the information and implementing the advice and protocols recommended by UK Government, WHO and Centre for Disease Control (CDC).
We are monitoring employee absenteeism levels and are providing regular reports to management and executive teams.

Analysis

We are evaluating the potential effects of any interruption to our business operations and are developing a continuity management programme. This process will involve identifying potential threats to our organisation and our customers such as the inability to perform critical and essential processes. Should this occur, we will provide the most effective approach to restoring and resuming critical and essential functions and processes.