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Factsheet for measure PL-2020-12/1777 – measures in Poland
, applies locally
|Time period||Open ended, started on 16 March 2020|
Protection of workers, adaptation of workplace
– Occupational health and safety
|Author||Jan Czarzasty (Warsaw School of Economics) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||12 February 2021 (updated 19 February 2021)|
E.Wedel is a Polish confectionery company producing a variety of chocolates, cakes and snacks. The company has been operating since 1851. Since 2010, the company has been part of Lotte Group, a South Korean-Japanese conglomerate. Currently, the company employs about 1,300 people at a factory located in Warsaw. To maintain continuous operation in the context of the COVID-19 sanitary restrictions, the company has established a special crisis team to implement health and sanitary measures.
The crisis team supports the management in the implementation of changes related to the COVID-19 pandemic, especially health and safety issues. The team is also responsible for communication with the staff. Wedel's primary goals are to keep continuous, safe recruitment process and production operations, and to protect employees’ health. Under the new health and safety measures, the company has developed and implemented the following mechanisms:
All E.Wedel departments and employees.
Employees in standard employment
||Does not apply to businesses||Does not apply to citizens|
Company / Companies
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|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|
This case is not occupation-specific.
Eurofound (2021), E.Wedel: Crisis team for safe production, measure PL-2020-12/1777 (measures in Poland), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/PL-2020-12_1777.html
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