Implementation of a Business Continuity Plan within the Arkema Group

- Press release

Implementation of a Business Continuity Plan within the Arkema Group

                                                                              March 13th 2020


Object: Implementation of a Business Continuity Plan within the Arkema Group.


Dear customers,


Following the emergency measures announced by several governments with a view to counter the Covid-19 virus, Arkema has decided to update its associated policy and the Business Continuity Plan that have already been implemented in that regards.


Such policy is based on the several guiding principles:

  • Respect local legislations and government's recommendations
  • Protect most fragile people
  • Act together with governments to aid limit the virus propagation
  • Get organized to maintain our activity and limit the crisis impact


This policy is detailed, among other things, along the following internal measures:

  • Limitation of travels;
  • Reduction of exposure and contacts;
    • Limitation of Meetings, Events, Conferences, Trainings ...
    • Critical locations access limited to essential personnel and with reinforcement of hygiene measures
  • Reinforcement of control measures for access to our sites;
  • Extension of remote Working;
    • When compatible with the function requirements and continuity of activity
  • Reinforcement of basic hygiene measures;
  • Permanent update of the Key personnel list; and
  • Sharing of this global policy with all contractors working on our sites asking them to comply with these measures.


This Business Continuity Plan mobilizes all of our organization's stakeholders, and is coordinated in real time by the ad-hoc Crisis Management multi-function team in order to serve and support you to the best of our abilities given the circumstances.


However, we cannot guarantee that our commercial relationship will not be impacted in the future given the uncertainty of the epidemiological evolvement of the Covid-19 virus and its potential and unpredictable consequences on our production and logistics management.


We thank you for your confidence in our capacity to manage this situation to the best of our ability.


Denis TUAL

Arkema Commercial Excellence Director -



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