COVID-19 has escalated into an unprecedented worldwide crisis with India continuing to be in lockdown from 25 March 2020.
Castrol India has taken all necessary measures to support its employees, support staff, distributors and suppliers during these difficult times as #IndiaFightsCorona. We have also stepped up and have made contributions to impacted communities in several ways.
Castrol India is managing this unprecedented situation with three clear objectives – protecting people, supporting communities and protecting the financial health of our business.
The wellbeing and safety of our people is our top priority. All our employees, excepting critical ones, continue to operate from home since the lockdown restrictions have been eased.
We recognize that coping with this issue is both a mental and physical health challenge. We are keeping our teams informed and well engaged offering them the psychological support and comfort they may need to navigate this journey appropriately.
Our plants, where operations were temporarily suspended, have now safely resumed to fulfil customer demand. We have taken adequate steps to ensure safety and wellbeing of our plant teams, while also complying with the directives of the local authorities.
Since it has not been possible to meet our customers face-to-face during the lockdown, we are in touch with them through virtual channels. We have conducted several customer technical training programmes to help them with a better understanding of the industry and equip them with information on latest lubricant technology.
As always, we are fully committed to them and have fulfilled several customer demands from across various industries during this period.
Based on easing of some restrictions by various local authorities to restart some economic activities, we are confident to be able to fulfil demand raised by our customers, despite possible logistics challenges.
As the lockdown slowly opens up in select locations, we are offering free sanitization services to independent workshops across
10 cities to help them prepare to restart their business
We have activated our business continuity plans so that we can respond effectively to the constantly evolving situation, and are prepared to safely resume our operations when various parts of the country open up.
We have developed response plans, which we continue to monitor given the dynamic nature of the crisis, evolve to protect the health and long-term sustainability of the company. We continue to focus on the growth agenda which will help us realise our potential when normalcy is restored.
As a responsible corporate citizen, Castrol India has committed its support to actions initiated as part of the country-wide response and has allocated Rs 11.5 crores from our CSR budget towards this. We are working with various NGOs in these areas:
While the entire nation is thanking all those who are working towards keeping us healthy and safe, Castrol India would like to thank truckers for their contribution in keeping India moving by ensuring supply of essential products throughout the country in these tough times. Nothing will stop them in their tracks as they silently go about doing their work. #SaluteTruckers
Castrol #SaluteTruckers as #IndiaFightsCorona
While essential workers are working hard to keep us safe, let's do our bit and #StayHome #StaySafe.
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#HangUpYourKeys and #ProtectWhatYouLove