Around the world, all of our lives have in some way been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
At KBR, our thoughts are with the people and communities whose lives or health have been directly impacted by this unprecedented event, and we recognize those who are valiantly working on the front lines to save lives and to combat the virus.
KBR has taken every possible action to ensure our people, families and customers are safe, and that we are all doing our part to slow the spread of COVID-19.
We activated a special executive task force in mid-January that has been monitoring and responding to developments in real time. Early on, we implemented business travel restrictions to and from affected areas to protect our people and customers. And local emergency response plans have been executed based on government requirements and the needs of our customers in areas impacted by COVID-19.
Despite the numerous challenges, we haven’t lost sight of our mission. Our people have come together and risen to the occasion by reimaging how we deliver. Over 90% of KBR employees are working remotely, so that our customers continue to receive the same outstanding service and attention they’ve come to expect.
While our employees work from home, we’re working to make sure they feel supported. We made sure every employee would have access to COVID-19 testing through the company, should they need it. We have directed them to resources available through our Employee Assistance Program. We have reminded them of the importance of taking care of their mental health and mitigating stress while working remotely. And as this is a fast-moving, global crisis, we have created a website with information and regular updates regarding KBR’s response, as well as best practices for keeping our employees, families and customers safe.
It’s hard to say today what the new “normal” will be in the future. In the meantime, we can promise you that we will remain vigilant in our commitment to safe, sustainable delivery.