Veidekke’s handling of the corona pandemic

The world – and Scandinavia – is in an unresolved, uncertain and serious situation, and so is Veidekke and all other companies. The corona pandemic puts society to a serious test, which for many companies could end up being a question of survival.

Since the outbreak started in China and gradually gained a foothold in Italy, we have monitored the situation closely, and have consecutively implemented measures in line with the health authorities’ advice and restrictions. We do not know how this will unfold, but we do know that, beyond maintaining life and health, we, and every other company that is able to, depend on keeping as much activity going as possible. By keeping operations going, we also help keep society going.

Jimmy Bengtsson, CEO

Jimmy Bengtsson, CEO

Veidekke is the source of livelihood for many people, and our vast network of suppliers are completely dependent on us upholding production. The construction and civil engineering industry is one of the largest industries in mainland Scandinavia, and from a socio-economic perspective it is imperative that we do not halt. Equally many – from home buyers to the transport sector – depend on the services we provide, and on us doing whatever is in our power to ensure that our customers receive the services this country requires to function.

For Veidekke, two priorities are now vital: We of course do everything we can to limit the spread of the coronavirus – and we have put in place powerful measures at all sites and offices in order to reduce the risk to our customers, our employees and our suppliers. The other vital priority is to maintain production and operation in every project and on every site to keep our business and one of the country's most important industries running.

The authorities in Norway, Denmark and Sweden are taking the necessary and proper precautions to limit the spread of the virus. We are following all advice and restrictions provided and give the highest priority to infection control and to the health of our own employees, our suppliers and our customers' employees.

To overcome this enormous challenge, we must stand united. One thing we can do, is doing everything we can to keep the country going.

 

Jimmy Bengtsson

CEO

 

Updates

25 March: Update on the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic