27 March 2020 | COVID-19 update | CEO Announcement
Dear clients, partners and assignees,
The global spread of COVID-19 is affecting every one of us. We have all been forced to change our daily routines, our ways of working, and it naturally takes some time to adapt.
Everywhere, possibly except for China and a couple of other countries, the situation appears to only get worse. It calls for a joint effort by government, organisations, families and individuals to contribute to precautions and procedures that will hopefully result in the least possible consequences and making the whole world come out stronger on the other side.
This global effort requires all our attention, our involvement and our support.
At Santa Fe Relocation, we are working hard to ensure the safety and health of our employees, while at the same time continuing to meet our clients’ needs all over the world to the largest extent possible, while making sure we abide with local regulations.
Some industries are struggling as they have been hit terribly hard. The relocation industry and our own company are no exception. We are optimistic that the situation will get back into control later this year despite the challenging and uncertain outlook. But to be honest, like the rest of the world, we don’t know.
However, it is important for us to let you know that we also take responsibility for the safety and health of our clients, partners and assignees. Our messages to you are the following:
- Safety and health are our number one priority
- No matter your destination or origin, we are here to help you
- We have the knowledge, network and experience
- Reach out to your point of contact, no matter your query
In summary, although we truly feel the impact of this crisis, we want to reassure you that we will continue to support you during these difficult times.
We need to keep the wheels turning and we need to ensure an operation running as smoothly as possible. As a truly global company operating in more than 41 countries around the world, we believe we are well-positioned to continue running our business even when some parts of the world are locked down. We already handled the outbreak in China. We know some of the challenges ahead of us, and we know what it takes to make it to the other side. We have also secured additional funding from our financiers as well as taken necessary cash and cost preservation measures to ensure we can continue operating.
As such, we continue moving towards our purpose: “We enable people to work and live and thrive in new places around the world.” And we are looking forward to doing so with you.
Take care and stay strong.
All the best,
Yann Blandy & Runar Nilsen
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