To our Business Community,
In these unparalleled and difficult times, we appreciate, more than ever, the bonds of our personal and business community and the contact from each other, in whatever form it takes. We are united in our worries but also in our hopes for the light at the end of the tunnel, which we know is there. Science saves lives and I know that together, we are making a real difference.
I hope that you, your family members, friends and colleagues are keeping safe and healthy during these challenging days and that you can take comfort from those around you.
Many in our business community have been impacted by Covid-19 and our thoughts are with those of you who have lost loved ones or are worrying about friends and family. Feelings are mixed: Some are grateful for their health, some are worried about their businesses. In our own 2M community, we have relatives who are working on the front lines: doctors, nurses, teachers, social workers; Our operational teams go onto our sites every day to continue making essential products such as disinfectants for the NHS. We hold them all in our hearts and thoughts daily, with equal measures of gratitude and concern.
2M Group’s teams have been working hard to ensure that we can continue to support your businesses through these uncertain times. It is of critical importance we continue to supply the water utility companies to ensure safe drinking water. It is also vital we continue to provide key ingredients to many producers, making products essential for everyday life. I am grateful for the dedication and good planning of our teams in all our companies. It means we continue to be available to support your business needs with products, technical advice and blending.
Furthermore, I am proud that through the innovation and fast thinking of valued teams, we were able to produce sanitising hand gel and donate thousands of bottles to the NHS, schools, hospices and pharmacies. We always spoke about being a purpose driven organisation and this is an opportunity to demonstrate it.
It seems that only a few months ago, we were preparing for the possible disruption that could be caused by Brexit. We had developed contingencies and expanded outside the UK. With presence across Europe, China and Brazil and with our Export team, we can service our customers and suppliers anywhere. We invested and continue to invest in our digital capabilities. This enables all our non-operational staff to work from home and be in touch with you via virtual meetings.
While we maintain social distancing measures mandated by governments, we are increasing our virtual face to face interactions, making greater use of our digital capabilities in video calls and webinars. This is how we can keep the information and products flowing to you and update you on new opportunities. Our team will continue to contact you and make sure that the distance between us is only physical and that we stay socially connected.
The crisis highlights the importance of innovation, capabilities, business partnerships and of having a resilient and reliable supply chain.
We look forward to receiving your feedback, questions and support that will enable us to continue to use chemistry for a better life and to save lives. Together we will come out of the crisis stronger and even more united than before.
Stay safe, stay healthy.
Mottie Kessler MBE
Chairman and CEO
Tuesday, 21 April 2020