MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRPERSON
Tackling COVID-19: ANAND Stands Strong!
It is in these challenging times that I address this letter to you and I do hope it finds you and your loved ones in the best of health.
Today, we are battling an invisible enemy, the COVID-19. The ongoing global outbreak has been recognised as a pandemic by the World Health Organisation as it has crossed all national boundaries and continues to spread its reach. More than 3 lakh people have been globally affected and thousands have unfortunately succumbed to it. In India, close to 500 cases have been reported and the number continues to be on the rise with each passing day.
The pandemic has had a far-reaching socio-economic impact well beyond just the spread of the disease. The strain on the global and Indian economies has further been aggravated by a negative impact across sectors including automotive, tourism, and aviation which were already witnessing an unprecedented downturn. For the manufacturing sector, there is a disruption to offices, factories and logistics, making it even more challenging to keep the operations running smoothly.
Please be rest assured that the Group is carefully monitoring the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic and continues to take appropriate actions to ensure the protection of our employees. The Corporate HR Team together with the Group Companies’ management is fully mobilised towards risk mitigation and crisis management. In case of any queries, doubts or alerts, please do not hesitate to reach out to the concerned HR Teams.
As we strive to keep the physical and virtual workplace healthy, ensuring business continuity is also of paramount importance at the same time as our internal and external customers bank on us. Our teams are closely working with both our customers and vendor partners to ensure a smooth value chain. We are also staying close to our larger automotive community through ACMA and SIAM.
While the situation is serious, and the challenge is real, we need to endure these testing times together as responsible global citizens and care for one another.
In this journey, I seek your support. At the individual level, let us maintain the highest standards of personal and community hygiene by adhering to the Government’s measures to control the spread of this disease. Please exercise social distancing and minimise all non-essential movement. Strictly adhere to the guidelines and advisories released from time to time by ANAND Management as well as the Government authorities. MOST IMPORTANTLY, PLEASE REFRAIN FROM PANICKING AND DO NOT ENGAGE IN SPREADING RUMOURS.
Hardships and challenges in life help us discover our true self. Let this difficult phase bring out the best in us and not the worst. Our ANAND Way has taught us to be socially responsible and show true integrity. Now is the time to demonstrate our ANAND values as this battle is bigger than all of us and one that we must win together.
On behalf of the ANAND Supervisory Board, I express our solidarity with the people affected and assure you that with the concerted efforts of the Government, organisations and individuals, we will weather this storm and the spirit of humanity shall prevail!
Wishing you and your families good health and safety!
Executive Chairperson, ANAND
- About Coronavirus
- CRISIS Management Team at ANAND
- Emergency Hospital Details for ANAND Group Employees
- The Escalation Process
- Present Escalation Levels and Work Status
- Standards to be Followed
- Level-wise Protocol and Prevention
- Guidelines for Aftermarket, ANAND Guest House and Employee Hostels
- COVID-19 Test Centres in India
- Key Facts
- Creative Downloads
- Useful links
1. About Coronavirus
Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV).
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a new strain that was discovered in 2019 and has not been previously identified in humans.
Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people. Detailed investigations found that SARS-CoV was transmitted from civet cats to humans and MERS-CoV from dromedary camels to humans. Several known coronaviruses are circulating in animals that have not yet infected humans.
Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death.
Standard recommendations to prevent infection spread include regular hand washing, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, thoroughly cooking meat and eggs. Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing.
2. CRISIS Management Team at ANAND
In its endeavour to fight the threats from COVID -19 virus, ANAND Group has constituted a very structured crisis management mechanism with clearly defined roles and responsibilities for different teams. It is applicable for all ANAND Group Companies, plants, ANAND Guest houses , Hostels and also ANAND Automotive employees. The overall crisis management will be supervised by the core team also called ANAND Crisis Management team (ACMT) which comprises of ANAND Executive Committee (AEC) members and Mr. Sumit Bhatnagar, President and Head – Group Human Resource Development and Group Infrastructure, ANAND.
|ANAND Group||ANAND Crisis Management Team (ACMT)||ANAND Support Team (AST)|
|Company||Company Crisis Management Team (CCMT)|
|Plants and SUJÁN Properties||Plant Crisis Management Team (PCMT)|
|ANAND Guest Houses & Hostels||ANAND Guest Houses & Hostels Crisis Management Team (AGHCMT)|
Emergency Contact Numbers
- Mr. Pankaj Sharma – +91 98186 07866
- Mr. Tanuj Goyal – +91 98103 02049
- Mr. Rajesh Kakkar – +91 98813 76712
- Mr. Chethan Kumar – +91 77220 35319
3. Emergency Hospital Details for ANAND Group Employees
4. The Escalation Process
The impact of COVID-19 has been categorised into various levels (L1 to L5) based on severity. An escalation process has been formulated to guide respective crisis management teams and employees to act accordingly. This is applicable to all ANAND Plants, offices, Hostels, Transit Houses and After Market.
5. Present Escalation Levels and Work Status
|Location||Level of Escalation||Establishment||Status|
|Delhi, Gurgaon, Noida, Neemrana||L3||Plants, Offices, Group Corporate Office||Closure. Work From Home till 14th April 2020|
|Pune||L3||Plants, Offices, Group Corporate Offices||Closure. Work From Home till 14th April 2020|
|Mumbai||L3||Group Corporate Office||Closure. Work From Home till 14th April 2020|
|Parwanoo||L3||Plants, Offices, Group Corporate Offices||Closure. Work From Home till 14th April 2020|
|Jaipur and other cities in Rajasthan||L3||Plants, Offices, Group Corporate Office||Closure. Work From Home till 14th April 2020|
|Hosur/Bangalore||L3||Plants and Offices||Closure. Work From Home till 14th April 2020|
|Chennai||L3||Group Corporate Office, Plants and Offices||Closure. Work From Home till 14th April 2020|
|Dewas||L3||Plants and Offices||Closure. Work From Home till 14th April 2020|
|Nashik||L3||Plants and Offices||Closure. Work From Home till 14th April 2020|
|Sanand||L3||Plants and Offices||Closure. Work From Home till 14th April 2020|
|Pantnagar||L3||Plants and Offices||Closure. Work From Home till 14th April 2020|
6. Standards to be Followed
Comprehensive standards have been written down for the following areas
- Sick Leave Policy
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Social Distancing
- Critical Business Functions
- Communication Mechanism
Respective crisis management teams and employees are expected to read the standards and adhere to them diligently.
7. Level-wise Protocol and Prevention
Detailed protocols for prevention from COVID-19 have been established for each of the five levels. As we move higher into the levels the protocols of the lower levels will automatically become part of the higher level (For Example Level 3 Protocols include L1 & L2 Protocols)
Respective crisis management teams and employees are expected to read them and follow based on the level of their location. Escalation levels for all ANAND locations are mentioned in ‘The Escalation Levels ‘ Section.
8. Guidelines for Aftermarket, ANAND Guest House and Employee Hostels
9. COVID-19 Test Centres in India
11. Key Facts
Every one is encouraged to act sensibly during this time of crisis and not give in to rumors. At the same time, certain myths circulating around also need to be busted. The attached document (content from World Health Organisation) captures actual facts that dispel various misinformation being spread around the globe regarding COVID-19.
13. Useful links
- Source: World Health Organization