VETROPLAS PACKAGING : Adjusting to demand | Supplier Analysis – glass

Describe the onset of lockdown in March and how the company adjusted.

Simon Dix, Vetroplas Packaging: Much as everyone else. Adjustments had to be made swiftly with working from home mandatory for an office-based business like ours. We receive and send parcels on a daily basis so a rota system was used to ensure continuity of service.

Adrian Curry, Encirc: The first few months of lockdown were challenging, but I’m delighted to say that our response to Covid was people-focused, with an internal campaign which ended up being recognised as a shining example of how we can support each other through difficult times. We won the British Glass industry award for our Strengthening Business Through People campaign, which was a wonderful accolade to receive. Encirc faced a variety of challenges. As part of our #INITTOGETHER campaign, we connected everybody via our Workplace app, running online health and wellbeing sessions, galvanising the workforce with people-focused initiatives and making sure to address any health and safety concerns as needed.

Jamie Gorman, Aegg Creative Packaging: As we support food and drinks businesses, we had to ensure continuity of our service. We had daily senior meetings to discuss key operations, our supply chain and supporting our staff; we put procedures in place to keep everyone safe whilst continuing to provide glass jars and bottles to our customers.

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