Our COVID-19 Response

Following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, we responded swiftly to protect the safety and well-being of our employees and stakeholders. We took decisive steps, from implementing stringent safe management measures to conducting regular swab tests in our dormitories and workplaces, to prevent the spread of the virus. We also deployed proactive strategies and actively engaged our key stakeholders to ensure business continuity and safe sustainable operations.

Our pandemic-related surveillance, rapid response and strategies for infection control protected our employees, customers and all stakeholders.


Ensuring Safety, Health & Well-being

To safeguard the safety and health of our employees, customers and stakeholders in our yards, we have implemented robust Safe Management Measures to mitigate the risk of COVID-19.

  • Safe entry controls (e.g. TraceTogether) for contact tracing
  • Temperature screening at entrances
  • Twice-daily temperature recording mobile application
  • Wearing of face masks
  • Safe distancing demarcation
  • Stepped up disinfection and cleaning of facilities
  • Regular routine swab tests for personnel on-site
  • Appointment of trained Safe Management Officers and Safe Distancing Officers


Transforming for Business Continuity

We have transformed our work processes and taken measures to mitigate disruptions caused by COVID-19 for business continuity and resilience. The pandemic has accelerated our digital transformation and integration of new technologies in our work processes to rise above the challenges and constraints.

  • Developed mitigation plans and actions to address operational risks and disruptions to supply chain
  • Implemented Safe Management Measures as well as staggered and remote work arrangements for business and operational continuity
  • Leveraged digital platforms for interfacing with employees, business partners and suppliers
  • Developed smart applications and enterprise IT solutions to enable flexible work arrangements for operational resilience and business continuity
  • Harnessed technologies for remote work execution (e.g. remote vessel surveying)
  • Application of digital platforms and IT security controls for key processes and controls
  • Engaged internal and external stakeholders via virtual conferencing


Engaging Our Stakeholders

The Group worked closely with our customers and partners to ensure safe business operations and timely progress of projects. We maintained close connection with stakeholders to ensure their well-being and leveraged digital platforms for timely communications and active engagements.

  • Proactive exchanges with stakeholders on business continuity plans, pandemic response best practices and risk mitigation measures
  • Provide support to partners affected by the pandemic
  • Ensure regular communications and active engagements to maintain strong links with stakeholders
  • Extend care and support to stakeholders impacted by COVID-19


Proactive Supply Chain Management for Business Continuity

Building on robust sustainability processes in our supply chain management framework, we implement strategies to mitigate disruptions, ensure business continuity and maintain competitiveness. Digital platforms and technologies are also deployed for procurement process continuity and interface with partners and stakeholders. For details on our proactive supply chain management strategies for business continuity amidst COVID-19, please click here



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