Foodpanda puts in place precautionary measures amid COVID-19 outbreak

Amid the COVID-19 outbreak throughout the region, food delivery platform, Foodpanda APAC has placed precautionary measures to ensure the well-being of their employees and service partners.

Home to 200 employees and thousands of active partners at Foodpanda Malaysia, the food delivery platform has committed to measures in order to promote health and safety.

The Foodpanda APAC has mobilised to build the Business Continuity Planning (BCP), a dedicated committee in charge of implementing measures to ensure the safety and health of employees as well as service partners.

The committee made up a cross-functional team of Foodpanda APAC business leaders, includes C-level executives, regional and local Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) teams as well as regional and local Human Resource (HR) teams.

The committee will be chaired by Foodpanda’s chief executive officer (CEO), Jakob Angele.

“During this time, it is of the utmost importance that our employees and partners feel supported, informed and safe. By setting up these precautionary measures we hope to have created a first line of protection, which we will then regulate in line with the continued recommendations from the Ministry of Health,” said Angele.

As an effect of the recent outbreak of the COVID-19, Foodpanda has established a dedicated committee in charge of implementing measures to ensure the health and safety of our internal and external stakeholders. In line with the recommendations from the World Health Organization and local health ministries, our teams have already issued a series of informed precautions. We will continue to monitor the development of COVID-19 to implement further measures as necessary,” said Sayantan Das, Managing Director, Foodpanda.

In line with recommendations from the Ministry of Health (MoH), BCP has already implemented a series of dynamic measures which will include mandatory temperature checks twice a day for employees and recommended temperature checks for delivery partners.

Additionally, the measures will also include working from home arrangements and conference calls for office employees as well as planning a split team arrangement to reduce the person-person contact.

Foodpanda APAC will also be establishing guidelines for working from home for employees taking public transport and employees who are unwell. Implementation of business-travel suspension within and between Asia-Pacific, Europe and Middle East and North Africa (MENA) until at least the end of March 2020.

 

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