Following a temporary plant shutdown period in Brazil, Embraer has resumed critical operations in order to meet the transportation needs of customers, public services and the global population in combatting Covid-19.
Embraer’s management team were still busy during the shutdown period, defining essential roles and priority services that should not be interrupted during the fight to overcome the pandemic. For example, key operations are customer support, aircraft maintenance and manufacturing, especially since Embraer products are used to transport health supplies and professionals to provide care to patients.
Embraer has also established a new working group to increase the availability of equipment and solutions, including manufacturing parts for the respirator industry, to combat Covid-19.
During the temporary shutdown of company units in Brazil, Embraer completed several projects, including adapting the workstations and common areas, intensifying cleaning procedures, adapting cafeterias and work areas to ensure social distancing, and reinforcing communications tools with precautions and preventative actions. The measures adopted are in accordance with World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines and seek to ensure that employees perform their roles safely, with guidance from the company’s health and safety teams.
Employees responsible for critical functions who can work remotely will work from home. Employees responsible for non-critical functions will be on collective vacation from 1-9 April 1 to April 9, 2020 and are scheduled to return to work on 13 April.