Sweco Business Continuity (Updated 24 March 2020)

Sweco Business Continuity (Updated 24 March 2020)

24 March 2020
The Sweco and MLM Crisis Management Team (CMT) is continuing to closely monitor the impact of Coronavirus and provide regular updates to our colleagues. We are following UK Government advice and are committed to protecting our colleagues, contractors and clients in all of our decisions.

Closure of all offices

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement of 23 March 2020, we have today issued instructions to our colleagues in relation to the immediate closure of all of the Sweco and MLM offices. We also instructed all colleagues and subconsultants who, up until this day, had been conducting surveys and/or had been on site, to leave site immediately and notify their clients of the company’s decision.

Sweco committed to delivering services to clients

Sweco remains open for business and we are more committed than ever to deliver our services to our clients. Where our work depends on us being at our client sites, we are currently asking our employees to go home until we can assess each situation and confirm that those individuals are to be classified as key workers and carrying out essential work. This will be considered on a case by case basis through both communication with our clients and a thorough review of government advice.

When we receive specific Coronavirus information from clients it is shared with relevant teams, and if necessary, escalated for review by Sweco’s CMT.

Staying connected

We have a robust process in place in order to maintain business continuity. All Sweco and MLM colleagues are now working from home and using Skype / Microsoft Teams to stay connected with each other and clients. We maintain a high level of communications across all our teams, with a dedicated intranet page for Coronavirus and business continuity information. We are also using video messaging to communicate all-company updates.

Sweco and MLM colleagues are reviewing and updating risk assessments as appropriate, with the focus on maintaining a safe working environment for themselves, our clients and contractors.

We remain committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of our colleagues and are doing our utmost to ensure that these extraordinary circumstances do not affect project delivery.