In response to the growing COVID-19 cases during the ongoing second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, Hyundai Motor India Ltd. (HMIL) has declared a six-day annual maintenance shutdown at its Chennai-based manufacturing plant. Hyundai will temporarily suspend manufacturing activities from May 10 to May 15, according to an official release.
The company stated that it is keeping a close eye on the current situation in the country and is taking all appropriate precautions to combat the coronavirus. In addition, the automaker has restored its work-from-home policy for all workers.
The automaker said in a statement, “We are committed to the safety and well-being of our employees, customers & other stakeholders across the country and will continue to follow the safety guidelines – both at our factory and our offices. We have reinstated work from home practice for our employees, wherever possible, and have urged them to continue to stay safe at their homes. Our scheduled annual maintenance shutdown activities will take place between May 10 to May 15, 2021.”
The carmaker further said, “Demonstrating our solidarity with the intention of the government to get more people vaccinated, we are organising vaccination camps at our manufacturing plant in Sriperumbudur for our staff [both regular employees & service-providers’ personnel] through the office of the Sriperumbudur Government Primary Health Centre and with tie-ups with private hospitals. We will continue to pursue the inoculation drive for the rest of the employees too.”
Hyundai Motor India Foundation, a philanthropic arm of the South Korean automaker, has launched a series of initiatives to combat the deadly coronavirus pandemic (HMIF). The organization recently launched a new CSR initiative to ensure that lifesaving Medicare oxygen equipment is delivered on a continuous basis in states that have been severely impacted by the current COVID-19 crisis.
Hyundai had previously announced a series of initiatives as part of its Hyundai Cares 3.0 relief program to provide infrastructural assistance to the affected states of Maharashtra, Delhi, Haryana, Telangana, and Tamil Nadu.
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