Stockdorf / Munich – March 4, 2020 – All employees of the automotive supplier Webasto who had been infected with the coronavirus have now been released from the hospitals. This applies to the German as well as to the Chinese colleagues. "We are very relieved and glad that all colleagues are now completely healthy and are able to return to their families and friends. The wellbeing of our employees was and is our top priority. After we learned about the first cases at Webasto, we immediately initiated various measures such as the 14-day closure of our headquarters in Stockdorf. This worked very well and we were able to prevent the virus from spreading further within the company," explained Dr. Holger Engelmann, Chairman of the Management Board of the Webasto SE.
Some of the colleagues have already resumed their work in the company. Due to the special situation, Webasto has coordinated the return to work with each employee individually. "It was important for us to find the best possible solution for each of them. Most of the colleagues wanted to return to their everyday working life as soon as possible," said Engelmann.
Webasto continues to keep its employees worldwide up to date on current developments about the coronavirus infection. For example, new information from the authorities on risk areas and recommendations for travel activities are shared via e-mail and the intranet as well as displays and notices at the locations. Higher hygiene standards also continue to apply at all Webasto sites. Business travels to and from China is temporarily suspended until the end of March 2020. For the risk areas defined by the Robert Koch Institute in China, South Korea, Italy and Iran, the company's internal regulation applies that employees can only take planned business travels voluntarily and only with the exceptional approval of management.