Our island is geographically isolated and highly dependent economically on its connection to the rest of the world. I believe that while the politics of protectionism and nationalism that are being put forth to contain the Coronavirus crisis may protect individual countries initially against the virus, this also represents a barrier for unified action at a global scale. So we have to tread carefully down this path and choose the right balance between local actions and international collaboration.
I am of the opinion that this health, economic and social crisis will require not only firm leadership but also boundless solidarity – nationally and globally.
As our Prime Minister rightly pointed out in his recent press conference on closing our borders to more badly affected countries, each and every local business must be concerned about the health and well-being of their direct stakeholders. To this effect, at Rogers, we are attentively monitoring the situation and have already taken several measures to ensure increased safety of our stakeholders – our teams, their families, customers, suppliers, and, by extension, the public at large.
I am convinced that it is the sense of agility of our teams and companies that will determine our ability to respond and adapt to the volatile conditions of this situation. The top management of Rogers is completely mobilized to better anticipate the consequences of this unprecedented crisis on our enterprises and on our country. Let’s make our well-being a priority!