A message from Darren Wilson, CEO for Europe:
At LKAB Minerals, we play a vital role at the very beginning of the supply chain across many industries. Our skilled workforce processes and supplies the raw materials which go into a number of different products, including:
• Plastics for hospital equipment and many other applications
• Soil conditioners and fertilisers to grow food
• Magnetite for radiation shielding in hospitals and water treatment plants
• Materials for the steel and construction industries
While we still have the capacity, we will continue playing our role in the supply chain for these vital industries. Where employees need to be on-site, we have put in measures to allow for effective social-distancing including new rota systems.
All employees who are able to work from home are doing so, to help prevent the spread of the virus. All contact with customers and suppliers is now over the phone or teleconferences, to help us all follow social-distancing guidelines.
Our priority is always our employees’ wellbeing, so we are following all UK government recommendations to keep everyone safe. We will continue to monitor government guidelines and will inform our customers should any further restrictions change our working practices.
Let’s continue to support one another in this challenging time.