Call for Leaders | Robert Jasinski (Nutricia Romania): Cooperation appears to be more important than ever

Mihai Cristea 03/04/2020 | 15:13

Call for Leaders – 3Q is a new category where Business Review features our 3 questions with some of Romania’s top business professionals, bringing a positive, insightful, or otherwise constructive view of their markets in the context of the current crisis.

 

Current conversation: Robert Jasiński, Country Manager Nutricia Romania & CEE board member

 

What measures have you taken to protect your business during this period?

Our planet is faced with a pandemic that affects all of us. Every day, our teams demonstrate exceptional commitment and are united for the same cause: to protect our supply chain so that we can continue to serve our consumers and patients by providing constant supply of our products together with our retail & pharmacy partners and hospitals.

In this unprecedented context, our top priority at Danone is the safety of our people. In addition to hygiene and safety measures put in place to break the chains of transmission (including home-office,) Danone has taken radical measures. First, we are providing extensive coverage (health, childcare, quarantine) for all our people. Secondly, all employment contracts are secured and wages guaranteed for the 100,000 Danone employees worldwide until June 30. And a specific bonus will be granted for all employees working on site during the pandemic.

 

What is your advice for business leaders for this crisis?

We are experiencing an exceptional situation which requires anticipation, agility and speed to constantly adjust our safety and prevention measures, as well as our ways of working and our business continuity plans. As many people around us are experiencing increased stress, anxiety or even panic, we remain empathetic and supportive.
Cooperation appears to be more important than ever to protect our ecosystem and to learn from each other. And to think together about “new tomorrow”.

 

What is the most positive business news you have read today and want to share it?

More and more businesses are starting co-operating hand in hand to fight coronavirus and support those in need, especially healthcare professionals. In order to win this massive battle and get back to “business as usual” mode, we all must be united. Only this approach will enable us to close this difficult chapter in our lives.

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