and almost 50 production facilities in Greenland and Canada, the Royal Greenland group takes all precautions in order to guarantee steady supply of safe and uncontaminated products to our customers in China.
Central task force
A small group of key personnel from Quality, Development, Production, Trawler and Personnel Depts. are in close dialogue with healthcare authorities as well as authorities within food administration to stay on top of the latest developments and guidelines. Daily reporting to and discussions with Senior management from the basis for extensive coordination across departments and countries. Furthermore, in all countries and locations local task forces ensure adherence to guidelines and adapt these to the actual situation and risk levels.
The fishing fleet managed as a micro cosmos
The operation of Royal Greenland’s fleet and continuous harvesting of catches are crucial to the business. The fleet is manned by 360 crew members coming primarily from Greenland, Denmark, the Faroe Islands and Iceland. Normally the sailing crew changes approximately every sixth week.
All on-board crew members observe two weeks of quarantine and undertake Covid-19 tests prior to boarding. When catches are landed local workers in the ports normally on-board the vessels and work together with the crew in the hold for un-loading. In the present situation no interaction takes place and local workers are not allowed in the galley, restrooms or any other indoor facilities.
No cases of Covid-19 have been detected among Royal Greenland’s sailing crew.
Considerable safety and hygiene measures in production
Royal Greenland operates 8 factories in Atlantic Canada and 37 production units in Greenland. In the different countries local guidelines are based on national advice and safety measures. Each plant or facility operate according to risk level 1, 2 3 or 4, where 1 is normal production and 4 is illness among staff or in the nearest family of an employee.
Overall pre-cautions and safety measures are implemented:
Clear routines and strict requirements to hand hygiene with hand sanitizers available at all entrances
Higher frequency of cleaning both inside production and in social areas (telephones, door handles, coffee machines, dress rooms etc.)
Keeping the distance at workplace and in social areas meaning staggered working hours, only dedicated small groups allowed to be in social areas at the same time
Having NO physical contact to each other – no handshake
Trainig of all employees
Training of external service providers such as cleaning personnel
Key employees do when possible not work together physically
To the extent possible, administrative employees in production units work from home
No visitors, all audits postponed, so far until the end of 2020
No cases of Covid-19 have been detected at Royal Greenland’s production facilities neither in Canada nor in Greenland.
Product tests for detection of contamination
Royal Greenland has initiated product tests on key product categories destined for China. Randomized tests of product and packaging surfaces are carried out prior to shipment.
No contaminated products have been detected
Close dialogue with customers
Royal Greenland stays in close contact with customers and remains available for any inquiries or questions related to our handling of the current pandemic crisis.