• Press Release
  • March 25, 2020
  • Prague (CZ), Bratislava (SK)

Health prevention and business continuity - Arcadis in times of the coronavirus

Prague (CZ), Bratislava (SK) - Since the beginning of the Corona crisis, we at Arcadis in Czech republic and Slovakia have been doing everything in our power to consistently and comprehensively protect the health of our business partners and employees. At the same time, we have done everything in our power to run our business as normally as possible in this extraordinary situation, to keep our delivery promises and to meet the requirements and wishes of our customers. You can rely on us in these uncertain times!

We are prepared for the situation

We have established an agile and powerful crisis response team. This is focused on two priorities: Health Protection and Business Continuity. In areas such as health protection, customer care and IT, activities range from securing supply chains to drawing up staff contingency plans - everything to ensure that we can continue our business and serve our customers in the best possible way.

We are benefiting from the fact that, regardless of the Corona pandemic, we have long been committed to digital work platforms, virtual collaboration and flexible, family-friendly working hours. We are therefore well prepared for the situation.

Practical tips

In order to protect the health of everyone involved, we ask visitors to an Arcadis office to exclude any risk of infection in advance. Your Arcadis contact person will get in touch with you in this regard. Please refrain from a personal visit if there could be a risk.

Our visits/ meetings

We have restricted our travel activities as far as possible. In Czech republic and Slovakia travel is limited to activities with which we fulfill our obligations to our customers and maintain business continuity.

Our employees are requested to postpone meetings with business and project partners as a precautionary measure or to convert them into virtual meetings as soon as they suspect a health risk. We currently do not hold meetings with more than five participants. We ask for your understanding.

Arcadis employees will not participate in industry events and congresses until further notice.

Offices open - working from home possible

All Arcadis offices in the Czech republic and Slovakia are currently open. We have asked all employees to decide whether they prefer to work in the office or from home, taking into account project requirements, customer commitments and their personal situation.

More than five years ago, we decided to consistently implement a modern and flexible working hours and work location model. Our employees are equipped with powerful, mobile working devices, can routinely work from any location and can access the necessary software and data via our cloud-based systems. Security and data protection are guaranteed at all times. This allows our team to continue working seamlessly in situations where isolation is unavoidable.

Operations on construction sites

We also continue the project work on the construction site as normally as possible. Here as well, of course, strict hygiene and behavior guidelines for health prevention are observed. Should local restrictions arise, for example, due to official orders, we quickly make additional resources available from one of our locations.

We like to hold team and customer meetings - not only since Corona - as video or telephone conferences. Both the necessary infrastructure and the necessary know-how are available.

In some service areas, such as Project Control, Project or Programme Management, Health and Safety coordination or Construction Supervision/Construction Management, our employees are subject to special and additional measures. Please speak directly to your contact partners on the construction sites.

Strict health protection

We inform our employees about news concerning the coronavirus on a daily basis and encourage them to observe strict hygiene rules - in the office, on construction sites and when traveling. Employees with symptoms of illness leave the work environment immediately and seek medical advice. Only after a possible risk of infection has been ruled out are personal business contacts resumed. In the event of a positive corona diagnosis, Arcadis takes appropriate measures and provides comprehensive information to possible contact persons - of course while respecting the privacy of the individual.

Let us make a valuable contribution to the containment of the coronavirus and master the current challenges together - agile, pragmatic and creative!

Your usual contact persons and I will be happy to be at your disposal for a solution-oriented and transparent exchange.

Questions about this news

Ing. Pavel Čermák

CEO +420 602 613 215 Ask me a question

Jana Pokorna

Head of Marketing & Communication CZ/SK +420721431638 Ask me a question
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