Coronavirus, Snam: people’s safety and continuity of services are top priorities

San Donato Milanese, 8 March 2020 - Since its outbreak, Snam has been aligned with the provisions enacted by the authorities to combat the coronavirus emergency. The company has set up an inter-functional team since February 21st to manage the situation, being constantly in contact with the Civil Protection, with two fundamental objectives: guaranteeing the health and safety of its employees, which is the company's top priority, and ensuring the continuity of the essential energy security service for the country.

As early as February 24th, Snam had launched smart-working as a precaution in the areas most exposed to the virus, thus limiting the risks of direct contact in the offices. As of last Friday, 1,700 people were smart-working in Lombardy, Veneto, Emilia-Romagna, Piedmont, Friuli Venezia-Giulia and Liguria, out of a total of approximately 3,000 employees in Italy. Furthermore, since last week, the company, taking into account the need to ensure the continuation of normal operations, has communicated internally the extension - starting from tomorrow - of smart-working to employees of all Italian regions, both for precautionary purposes and to allow parents to be with children in light of the schools' closure.

All travels have been suspended: the company has further enhanced the tools for remote meetings (260,000 Skype-call hours carried out only in the first week). 

In recent days, Snam has secured, with adequate precautionary measures and remote management systems, the control rooms, plants and local offices to guarantee normal operations and energy security for the country. Physical presence onsite is limited to the bare minimum. Today, non-postponable works were identified and further precautionary measures defined in the areas subject to the authorities' provisions.

Furthermore, Snam has been securing constant internal communications from the first day of the emergency, in order to share with its employees the health and behavioural rules established by the authorities.

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08 March 2020 - 20:17 CET