China is facing the fight against the novel coronavirus (2019-nCov), believed to have originated from Wuhan, head-on. With President Xi Jinping calling the epidemic “a major test of China’s system and capacity for governance”, China has spared no efforts and resources in this “invisible war”. Since the outbreak, measures like the extension of the Chinese New Year holidays and restrictions to traffic and movement were mandated in many parts of China. This has certain impact on procurement, logistics and the transportation of materials.
As the world’s leading solar technology company with a broad logistics chain, LONGi, inevitably will be affected. The company has activated contingent plans to minimize impact to production capacity and order fulfillment. LONGi Kuching production facility in Malaysia is currently running at full capacity. Factories located in China have taken steps to resume production and then ramp up volume. We believe these actions will mitigate impact to operations, capacity and deliveries.
LONGi attaches great importance to the health, well-being and safety of every employee and staff. To control the spread of the coronavirus, LONGi has established a comprehensive prevention and control system. Specialist teams have been set up to continuously monitor the situation for fast actions as needed. During this period, the company has asked employees to be subjected to health monitoring every day. Checkpoints have been set up at entrances of all factories, offices and workplaces. Cleaning staff will ensure that all offices and production areas are disinfected. At this time, there has been no confirmed nor suspected cases among the more than 30,000 of LONGi employees.
As a socially responsible company, LONGi also actively participate in the nation’s public welfare activities. On January 25th, the first day of Chinese New Year, the company, through the LONGi One Percent Foundation, announced a special fund to support the medical staff of Shaanxi Province in Wuhan.
In the meantime, LONGi extends our heartfelt thanks to our partners and customers who has sent greetings and concerns. We also thank the many friends that have us in their hearts and mind in this challenging time. We stand in solidarity with all Chinese people and those around the world to win this fight against the novel coronavirus.