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COVID-19 and what Syngenta is doing to prevent its spread

Syngenta
19.03.2020
Help stop the spread of Covid-19 (Coronavirus)
Much of Syngenta's Australian and New Zealand workforce is now working remotely in light of the Conronavirus pandemic. Credit: Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAMS

Like all organisations across New Zealand, Syngenta is closely monitoring developments and advice regarding the COVID-19 virus and ensuring we play our part in controlling the transmission of this infectious disease. Considering the Government’s advice we are taking the following actions:  

  • Our staff have been encouraged to work from home where possible until the end of March. At Syngenta, flexibility is an important part of our connected and innovative culture, with many of our people already experienced at effectively working from home. This being the case, we will continue to serve our customers exceptionally well while conducting our daily work.
  • We strongly encourage all meetings to be undertaken via video conference (Zoom) or telephone, and discourage any face-to-face meetings.
  • All events to be reconsidered. Where these can’t be put on hold, including postponement to a later date, we will have no choice but to cancel.
  • No international travel is permitted until further notice.  All domestic travel (by plane) must be business-critical and only to be undertaken with prior approval.  

With regards to the potential impact of COVID-19 on our supply chain, at the moment there are no significant impacts to Syngenta’s production and supply of our products. We continue to monitor logistics and production and have been putting in place contingencies to reduce or mitigate future supply risks.

We look forward to continuing to work with you and, as we monitor the evolving COVID-19 situation, our response to this situation will change over time.

Thank you for your understanding and stay safe.

Paul Luxton

Syngenta Managing Director ANZ