According to the food sector related to industry workers, they do not have the opportunity to work from home and are required to continue to work in their usual workplaces. Keeping all workers healthy and safe in the food manufacturing plant and supply chain is critical to surviving the current pervasive. Maintaining the transportation of food is an essential function to which all stakeholders along the food chain need to contribute. This is also required to maintain trust and consumer stratification in the safety and availability of food.

SOURCE: FNB News

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The pandemic has focused attention on how dependent we all are on what happens in other parts of the world for the products we use every day. As businesses look to reinvigorate their operations after the crisis, current innovations in sustainability certification can help build more resilient supply chains through a stronger focus on continuous improvement, transparency and shared responsibility. Here are three ways to do just that.

SOURCE: World Economic Forum

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To ensure a resilient world economy that will sustain a Covid-19 recovery conducive to social progress, governments must now take decisive legislative action, according to a new ITUC report, “Towards mandatory due diligence in global supply chains”.

Source: ITUC Report

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One of the most striking impacts of the Covid-19 outbreak is the harsh way it has exposed the weaknesses in supply chains for businesses around the world. Many were caught out amid panic buying of daily necessities, such as toilet paper, the unexpected demand surges for baking products and some food items, and most tragic of all, the scarcity of life-saving drugs, ventilators, masks and personal protective equipment. Despite decades spent fine-tuning supply chains, most companies found themselves struggling to fulfil their needs for raw materials or finished products.

SOURCE: The Straits Times

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With the restrictions imposed to combat the COVID-19 pandemic slowly loosening, businesses are thinking about returning to work and what this will look like in practice. While it will not be business as usual, this article highlights how employers can smoothly transition back to work.

SOURCE: LEXOLOGY

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Latin American central bankers and regulators have put into action a series of measures aimed at blunting the impact of the coronavirus, COVID-19, as the threat to their citizens and economies grows severe. These emerging market nations have moved, alongside their developed market peers, to increase local market liquidity, cut interest rates and begin addressing the expected surge in bankruptcies that come as a result of empty restaurants, aircraft and shopping malls, to name just a few of the COVID-19 consequences.

SOURCE: Latin Finance

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Financial Vanguard investigations have revealed that key corporate institutions are now restructuring their business models to create more resilient operations, less vulnerable to any form of restriction to formal office settings and workstations. They are headed towards institutionalizing work-from-home or virtual office, while seamlessly interfacing with customers and creating more value at less cost.

SOURCE: All Africa

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Immediate and urgent action is needed to protect jobs, maintain links between employers and employees, keep large and small employers afloat, and provide income support and other safety nets directly to workers and households. This is where the efforts in many advanced economies and emerging markets have focused although much greater support is needed in developing economies. We must recognize this moment as an opportunity to “build back better” and lay the foundations of a more resilient labour market and more equal world. Here are five ways to do this.

SOURCE: World Economic Forum

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Nestlé has mobilised its brands, supply chain, distribution and retail partners to launch a comprehensive global COVID-19 response.

This is in addition to the company’s initial donation of CHF10 million (US$1.4 million) to the International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC) and Red Crescent Societies.

SOURCE: The Moodie Davitt Report

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