A broad range of communication measures ensure that the global workforce is supplied with comprehensive information which is updated daily. As voestalpine, we are in constant, close contact with the authorities and works council, and are permanently monitoring the situation. All the relevant Group units are represented on a Corona Task Force which is continually coordinated with the Chairman of the Management Board of voestalpine AG.
Thanks to the commitment and flexibility of all our employees, our steel and technology group has quickly adapted to this new and challenging situation.
voestalpine takes part in large vaccination campaigns
We at voestalpine follow the recommendation of our professional and competent company doctors and speak out in favor of vaccination—because it is safe, and it works. As an innovative group with around 700 research employees worldwide and an international R&D network, we trust scientific knowledge and research results in general. We see hygiene measures and vaccination as the most effective tools to keep production going and thus to secure jobs. Protect yourself and your fellow humans, and take advantage of the vaccination offers! That is why we consciously support the Wir haben etwas gegen Corona (“No time for Corona”) campaign run by a consortium of companies in Upper Austria, and the #TogetherAgainstCorona initiatives of the City of Linz and the Austrian Economic Chamber.
As we operate in a competitive global market, we do not have the luxury of going into lockdown mode every couple of months. This would risk jobs, while high infection rates also endanger production. We are convinced that only the COVID-19 vaccination can help us overcome the pandemic. It is now up to each and every one of us to ensure our own health and that of our colleagues.
Vaccination progress at voestalpine
Irrespective of the obligation to vaccinate, our management and employee representatives are convinced that, in addition to general hygiene measures, corona vaccination remains the key protective measure to combat the Covid 19 pandemic. Corona vaccinations are therefore still offered at the company medical facilities at all sites in Austria.