At Fresenius Kabi, we have a singular purpose – to put lifesaving medicines and technologies in the hands of healthcare professionals and to find answers to the challenges they face. Never has this purpose been more important, as the world faces an unprecedented threat from a virus we have not seen before. As we continue to closely monitor the coronavirus situation and its implications, our primary concern is the health and safety of our employees, healthcare professionals and their patients globally.
In addition to ensuring health and safety, all our efforts are focused on continuing the supply of our vital medicines and technologies to healthcare professionals. To this end, we have created global and local task forces to ensure continued operations and to facilitate rapid decision making in strong collaboration with authorities, supply chain partners, and customers. Comprehensive contingency measures have been introduced and a robust business continuity plan has been activated. Steps have also been taken to reduce the transmission risk of the virus in our production sites, logistics hubs, innovation & development centers and offices. All developments regarding the coronavirus are diligently monitored and the guidance provided by local authorities is immediately implemented.
Our global manufacturing and logistics networks are operating in a very challenging environment. However, we are successfully handling the situation and are not currently experiencing any significant interruptions to our operations. Moreover, we are working closely with governments and public health authorities around the world to ensure continued access to our medicines and technologies.
Fresenius Kabi thanks its partners, healthcare professionals and caregivers across the world for their tireless efforts. Let us all work together to contain the virus spread and deal with its effects. We are inspired by the selflessness of our employees who are committed to maintaining the supply of our medicines to patients and their families. Every day, all 40,000 Fresenius Kabi employees are fully dedicated to meeting global medical needs with our products and services, and to delivering on our shared philosophy: caring for life.