COVID-19 is the biggest challenge to face people, businesses, and governments for a generation. Like everyone, we are concerned by daily reports of those who have been affected and our thoughts are with them, their families, and their friends.
Through the collaborative relationships that we have with our clients and partners in our industry, we continue to service your needs. We all have the belief and confidence that together we will get through this by taking concerted actions to keep our people well and our businesses focused on maintaining productivity.
Mott MacDonald has implemented our continuity plans and does not see any significant impact on our ability to deliver our services. Our IT systems and technology capabilities (that include remote working) enable us to continue to communicate with clients, and efficiently manage and support project needs.
Our project managers will continue to communicate with our clients to address their needs and any potential impacts to your projects based on local and national directives.
In response to the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Mott MacDonald implemented a Group Pandemic Response Plan in January 2020. This includes establishing a Group Pandemic Management Team that meets daily to coordinate and update our response while providing executive governance and oversight. We also have a full-time Pandemic Coordinator and dedicated teams in place that have developed detailed action plans.
Our approach is based on the latest available information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and other organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and International SOS Pandemic site. Given the evolving nature of COVID-19, we are reviewing the situation daily and we are frequently communicating with our staff and clients.
The safety of our staff, clients, and the general public is our highest priority. We are prepared to take appropriate steps to safeguard health and safety. All staff are advised to take reasonable precautions, per CDC guidance.
Mott MacDonald is complying with federal, state, provincial and local orders. In addition, the below actions are part of our pandemic response planning:
- Implemented global and regional pandemic plans.
- Scheduled regular calls to monitor the situation and determine Mott MacDonald’s response.
- Established a global and North American pandemic coordinator.
- Initiated remote working throughout the organization.
- Postponed non-business-critical international and domestic travel.
- Postponed gatherings, conference, events, etc.
- Advised staff to avoid crowds and practice social distancing.
- Report any staff exposure of confirmed COVID-19 cases to affected stakeholders.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to your local Mott MacDonald contact or to David White, our North American pandemic coordinator. We thank you for your continued support and cooperation as we work together to address the challenges that lie ahead.
President and CEO
Mott MacDonald North America