Flint Group establishes safety protocols to maintain supply


Flint Group has taken steps to ensure the safety of its employees and maintain business continuity amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, according to a new statement.

Flint Group is implementing safety protocols at all its main production facilities
Flint Group is implementing safety protocols at all its main production facilities

The US-headquartered ink manufacturer stressed that it is currently undertaking pre-entry temperature screenings for all staff at its major manufacturing sites and has established on-site hygienic work norms such as regular hand washing, increased cleaning measures, and rules for social distancing or remote work where possible.

Externally, all large-scale events have been cancelled by the company and only essential visitors are allowed on site. Specific safety protocols are in place for deliveries.

Chief operating officer for Flint Group Packaging and chief executive for Flint CPS Steve Dryden stated that all sites, products and services are safe.

Concerning the supply chain, he said: “All our teams currently remain accessible to our customers and we have taken measures to maintain business continuity and ensure they continue to receive the highest quality service without disruption.

At present, we are not experiencing any direct impacts on our material supply. The current situation is, however, both complex and dynamic and we remain in frequent communication with our direct suppliers located in China, Europe and in other parts of the world to ensure delivery of materials as planned.

“Our global procurement team is reviewing material status daily for every region of the world and we have a weekly coronavirus global task force meeting. We will continue to work with urgent focus to gain more clarity as this situation develops.”

Previously, Flint Group had warned about potential disruptions to its supply chain amid early worries about the Covid-19 outbreak in mid-February. At that time, contingency plans were put in place to mitigate for issues and delays.

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