At DREWSEN, the health and safety of our employees remains our top priority.
Thanks to the commitment and diligence of all DREWSEN employees, there have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 at the DREWSEN mill, and we have remained fully operational since the outbreak of the pandemic.
We introduced new social distancing and hygiene measures at our mill-site in Lachendorf at an early stage. These requirements remain in place and apply to our own employees and all third parties. DREWSEN employees are free to wear face masks on site, but this is a firm requirement for those outside the company – primarily for suppliers and fitters who are traveling across Germany and Europe.
The increased use of home offices at the beginning of the crisis has declined in the past few months, but can be resumed subject to local developments and government advice. The number of infections within the district of Celle remains moderate compared to other regions in Germany. DREWSEN monitors the daily situation very closely in order to tighten restrictions immediately in the event of a significant increase.
Employees are advised to act responsibly with regard to their leisure time activities and to avoid high risk areas and situations as far as possible. We trust our employees' sense of duty to protect themselves and others, which is borne out by their risk-conscious behavior. If employees perceive a risk (e.g. a family member was exposed to an increased risk), they must either work from their home office or stay at home.
The supply of raw materials and deliveries of all paper grades to our customers still continues unaffected.
Despite the crisis, DREWSEN successfully implemented its large renovation project on PM 5 to increase drying performance in August 2020. DREWSEN is also working intensively on the development of high-quality drinking straw papers and on reducing our energy requirements, and reducing CO2 emissions.