How quality is essential in your business response to coronavirus

04 May 2020

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How quality is essential in your business response to coronavirus

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A lot has changed since COVID-19 first started to dramatically disrupt our way of life and it is likely that your business response to coronavirus has had a heavy focus on quality. Here are five ways different companies have focused their business response to the pandemic on quality and how it has been at the heart of many businesses’ recovery.

1) Diageo donates 2m litres of alcohol to protect front line healthcare workers

Alcoholic drinks giant, Diageo, pledged in March to donate two million litres of alcohol to their global partners to manufacture hand sanitiser. The alcohol will help be given to front line healthcare workers to protect them in the fight against COVID-19. This donation equates to more than eight million 250ml bottles of hand sanitiser.

2) University of Leeds offers campus laboratories for diagnostic testing

The University of Leeds has offered its campus pathology and microbiology laboratories in the School of Medicine. They are contributing staff and equipment to give additional capacity for diagnostic testing in support of Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust.

3) Well Pharmacy on the front line

Businesses such as Well Pharmacy have not only had to update their opening hours, and produce guidance for their employees, but providing essential medical supplies has meant updating their working practices and procedures. 

4) Updating health and safety practices 

For Sodexo, 95,000 employees work in hospitals, senior residences and in areas of public administration. In addition to social-distancing guidelines, in France the company has introduced enhanced measures such as disposable gowns for staff in elderly care homes alongside cleaning and disinfecting human contact points every 4 hours. 

5) Getting a vaccine to market

Many of our life science customers are part of the network of organisations researching potential vaccines to tackle COVID-19. Having robust processes, documentation, records, and compliance controls is essential for getting their products approved. 

For more information about managing quality and compliance in your business response to the pandemic, learn about our quality management software and how it can help to streamline business processes both remotely and on site.

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Written by

Alexander Pavlovic

As Ideagen’s Marketing Executive, Alex produces targeted content to help Ideagen’s readers and customers navigate the complex world of quality, governance, risk and compliance.

Alex has worked with brands such as BT, Sodexo and Unilever and is passionate about helping businesses build a cohesive, collaborative culture of quality.

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