Factsheet for case BG-2020-11/1567 – measures in Bulgaria
, applies locally
|Time period||Open ended, started on 13 March 2020|
Protection of workers, adaptation of workplace
– Occupational health and safety
|Author||Tsetomila Sabcheva and Luboslav Kostov (Citub) and Eurofound|
|Case created||04 December 2020 (updated 25 January 2021)|
Ficosota is a large Bulgarian enterprise having six factories in Bulgaria for production of hygiene and sanitary products, detergents and food, and offices in Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine and the US. Since the beginning of the pandemic the company has introduced safety measures which have never been loosen since then. Planning process has been completely changed – from annual-based planning to quarterly planning. Projects and advertisement costs for 2020 have been re-planned.
A special focus has been put on online sales. The demand for some categories of products has notably increased through online channels. The company has invested in developing relationships with new e-sales partners and has expanded its staff dealing with them.
A new portfolio of disinfectants for personal and home use has been developed in two of the company’s best known brands on the Bulgarian market.
1,300 employees of Ficosota company, Bulgaria.
|Does not apply to workers||
||Does not apply to citizens|
Company / Companies
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Role||No involvement||No involvement as case not in social partner domain|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
|Economic area||Sector (NACE level 2)|
|C - Manufacturing||C10 Manufacture of food products|
|C20 Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products|
This case is not occupation-specific.
Eurofound (2020), Ficosota Bulgaria: Successful reorganisation of operations for safety of personnel, case BG-2020-11/1567 (measures in Bulgaria), COVID-19 EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, http://eurofound.link/covid19eupolicywatch
Disclaimer: This information has not been subject to the full Eurofound evaluation, editorial and publication process. All information is preliminary and subject to change.