‘IgniteX COVID-19 Response Accelerator’ aims to hasten development, deployment of innovations to stem pandemic
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., March 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ – From its prompting of citizens to socially distance themselves to its rising infection rates and economic devastation, the novel coronavirus pandemic has meant unprecedented, tragic disruption. It’s against that backdrop that a Black & Veatch initiative is leading a push to find and collaborate with startups and other innovators to expedite solutions that soften COVID-19’s impact on communities, with the hope that the future applications also extend beyond the pandemic itself.
Cox’s people, customers and the communities we serve continue to feel the negative impacts from COVID-19. We want you to know that we’re here to help. The health and safety of our employees and customers is our top priority. Here are a few ways we’ve responded so far:
Our Cox Employee Relief Fund (CERF), which is funded by employees to help employees in a time of need, has expanded its scope to assist with unexpected financial hardships brought on by COVID-19.
Living our commitment during Safety Month and year round
As part of Tetra Tech’s ongoing commitment to safety, we provide ongoing trainings, employee education through our FOCUS 4 Injury Prevention Program (FOCUS 4), and recognize Safety Month each June. Safety Month provides an opportunity for Tetra Tech associates around the world to pause and reaffirm our commitment to health and safety. We educate and engage our staff with weekly articles, safety resources, and challenges to ensure everyone returns home in the same condition in which they arrived at work.
A call to action and innovation for companies, employees, and business leaders as we face the global COVID-19 crisis.
By Enrique Lores, President & CEO, HP Inc.
I know these are difficult and uncertain times. And even as each of us is doing everything we can to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe and healthy, my thoughts are with all of those who are putting themselves at risk to care for the ill and support those most vulnerable among us.
By now, you’ve probably received at least a hundred emails from the companies you do business with outlining the measures they are taking to maintain business during this time, and the precautions they are implementing to help stem the spread of COVID-19. Open and transparent communication is absolutely essential at a time like this, and we have done the same…
And we want to convey a different message as well.
An open letter from Global Reporting Initiative to our stakeholders
As an international organization, with employees and stakeholders around the globe, GRI has been closely monitoring the developments concerning the COVID-19 pandemic. At all times we have been striving to respond appropriately, adhering to the expert advice from local and global health authorities – while continuing to operate effectively and provide services within this ever-changing environment.
Company deploys comprehensive pandemic response plan, continues to closely monitor outbreak
WALTHAM, Mass., March 13, 2020 /3BL Media/ - National Grid has temporarily suspended collections-related activities, including service disconnections, to lessen any financial hardship the COVID-19 pandemic may have on our customers. The decision is part of the company’s pandemic preparedness plan, which is designed to mitigate the impact the virus has on our customers, our workforce and our ability to deliver safe, reliable electricity and natural gas to our customers.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve on a daily and almost hourly basis, it is an “all-hands-on-deck” situation to mitigate the health crisis that requires government, nonprofits, business and individual citizens to act and support. As we all seek to better understand how companies can be a positive force during uncertain times, we’ve rounded up a few examples of companies stepping up to support coronavirus mitigation:
We believe that over the next 10 years, effective CSR initiatives of purpose-driven companies will be characterized by three principles: business alignment, user-centricity and co-creation.
Corporate social responsibility—the practice of companies holding themselves accountable to serve a social purpose and make a positive impact—was not always the main focus of business leaders. Channel some profits into philanthropy, it was thought, and you’ve checked the CSR box.
Callers who ask you to pay in a few hours or have power disconnected are not legitimate. But scammers are getting more sophisticated.
We have received reports from customers in Wisconsin and Iowa that they are receiving calls from scammers pretending to be Alliant Energy. These callers threaten to cut off power in a few hours unless immediate payment is made.
Alliant Energy does NOT call customers and demand immediate payment.
We will not ask customers to purchase prepaid credit cards, and we do not ask for payment over email.