The health and well-being of the communities we serve around the world are our priority during this unprecedented and difficult time. We have been responding quickly to the evolving Covid-19 situation to ensure we safeguard our people, maintain our ability to serve our customers, and protect our businesses for the long term.
First and foremost, our plan ensures the health and safety of our employees. From the beginning of the year, we have monitored Covid-19 developments in all of our markets and prioritised efforts to limit the potential spread of the virus. We were early to implement work-from-home policies and travel restrictions, including the cancellation of conferences and group meetings. As the situation escalated, we confirmed a global work-from-home policy for all our office-based teams who are able to carry out their work remotely. For our teams that directly serve our customers, we were early to implement a variety of measures designed to safeguard both them and our customers as we deliver the products and services they need.
We remain committed to safeguarding our people, our customers and our businesses in this uncertain time. This is something we have done successfully for more than 100 years and will continue to do. We are in constant communication with our companies and teams across the world. All of our businesses have continuity plans in place and we continue to actively assess potential impacts and take appropriate, market-specific action as needed. The challenges vary by sector and market and this is a rapidly developing situation with no room for complacency, but we believe we have the teams, the resources and the experience to navigate this difficult time for our people and the customers and communities we serve.
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