Flowserve’s Rapid Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Flowserve implements safety precautions aligned with our people and safety values
In early 2020, the rapid spread of COVID-19 led to a worldwide pandemic, resulting in the infection of millions of people. Flowserve quickly recognized the potential for near-term safety and business interruption concerns that the pandemic could present, and took immediate action to protect employees, contractors, customers and site visitors.
“As a core value, safety remains a top priority, and we are committed to the safety and well-being of our associates, customers and partners. While the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, we are continuing our actions to enhance our safety procedures and minimize potential impacts to Flowserve, our associates and our customers,” said Scott Rowe, Flowserve president and chief executive officer.
Flowserve created a comprehensive pandemic response plan that included safety precautions to help prevent spread and devised contact tracing procedures to isolate affected personnel. Management continuously updates the plan to comply with a myriad of regulatory containment actions, which are also being frequently updated.
Aligned with our people and safety values, Flowserve implemented a work-from-home policy for all of our associates who are able to do so to promote the safety of all employees. As a manufacturer of parts supporting critical industries around the world, many of our manufacturing sites remained open or experienced only temporary periods of closure before reopening to support our critical infrastructure. The decision to reduce the number of on-site personnel to only those necessary to continue manufacturing operations allowed us to increase overall facility social distancing and reduce potential virus transmissions from family members and co-workers in our facilities.
We will continue to diligently monitor the local and global impacts of the virus and keep our employees informed of critical updates and changes on an internal website dedicated to the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, we will continue to make operating decisions that prioritize the safety of our people.