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Factsheet for measure BG-2020-11/1567 – measures in Bulgaria
, applies locally
|Open ended, started on 13 March 2020
Protection of workers, adaptation of workplace
– Occupational health and safety
|Tsetomila Sabcheva and Luboslav Kostov (Citub)
|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 loosened 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:
|No involvement as case not in social partner domain
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
|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, measure BG-2020-11/1567 (measures in Bulgaria), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/BG-2020-11_1567.html
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