As the world – especially government and business leaders – continues to respond to the novel coronavirus taking center stage on the global agenda, we recognize that these uncertain times require an even greater responsibility to our people, customers and partners.
As ever, we remain focused on the health and safety of our teams – and supporting them through myriad ways in keeping with our culture and values as well as our purpose.
From promoting social distancing through flexible work from home arrangements and suspending nonessential travel, to establishing a cadence of regular communication and conducting deep cleaning at all of our facilities, we have taken immediate action to help ensure our workforce’s safety.
Our continued support also means removing undue burdens from our employees that are outside of their control – especially those that are financial in nature.
As a step in that direction, we have established the Mercury Employee COVID-19 Relief Fund, an employee reserve of up to $1 million USD, to support those in most need. This includes an immediate relief payment for hourly employees who are not able to work from home. It also includes discretionary funds to be allocated to those hourly employees struggling with severe financial challenges brought about by COVID-19. While there may be more to do in the coming days and weeks, our hope is that this financial relief fund will help mitigate impacts of the virus on our most valuable stakeholders – our team members.
These are trying times and uncharted territory for businesses around the world. The days ahead will be challenging, but now more than ever, I am proud to represent an organization defined by a collective spirit of compassion and steadfast resolve in face of adversity. As One Mercury we are working hand-in-hand – both internally and with our customers – to ensure our continued success. Thank you for your continued support.