Cascades Provides an Operational Update Regarding COVID-19
March 23, 2020
KINGSEY FALLS, QC (News release) -- Cascades Inc. has provided an update regarding the evolving COVID-19 landscape. Together with prioritising the health and wellbeing of our employees, Cascades is adhering to the guidelines provided by government officials in Canada and the United States. Given the essential nature of our packaging and hygiene products, all of our facilities continue to operate. Cascades is working closely with its customers to ensure that their product needs, and those of their customers, are fulfilled.
Cascades is closely monitoring the situation and has introduced comprehensive and rigorous hygiene policies in every one of our operations to ensure the health and safety of our employees. The Company is committed to ensuring the continuity of our operations and supporting our customers, partners and the communities in which the Company operates.
In the past few days several U.S. states have taken steps to restrict the activities of businesses and other organizations. In each of these cases, all of Cascades' activities have been recognized as "essential" or "life sustaining". Additional U.S. states and/or Canadian provinces may initiate similar measures in the short term. The Company continues to monitor the situation daily. Cascades believes that it has an economic and social responsibility to maintain our operations and is acutely aware that our products play a vital role in the lives of consumers and in the supply chains of our customers across North America . The Company's packaging products are important components in the distribution of critical goods and food products, and Cascades' hygiene products are essential daily necessities for individuals, families and businesses.