Kroger, a major US grocer released a new report, “Sharing What We’ve Learned: A Blueprint for Businesses,” available to download here. They published this easy to read and follow report “to provide actionable recommendations for retailers, restaurants and food service companies, manufacturers, logistics and distribution centers and other industries to consider as they start crafting plans for safe work environments while the COVID-19 risk persists.”
“With nearly 2,800 grocery stores, 35 manufacturing plants, 44 distribution centers and 460,000 associates across the country, Kroger has learned and continues to learn a lot while keeping our stores and supply chain open and serving America during the pandemic,” Rodney McMullen, Kroger’s chairman/CEO, said in a prepared statement. “As an essential business, we have led with our Purpose: to Feed the Human Spirit and have taken extensive measures across our footprint to safeguard our associates, customers and supply chain. We are sharing what we’ve learned to help businesses begin to reopen safely and in sync with their respective state plans … We decided from the onset of this crisis that transparency, agility and responsiveness would be our guiding principles, and we are now sharing what we’ve learned as an extension of our values.”
Many of the recommendations, the company says, “can be adapted for any industry sector, and the Blueprint provides a set of distinct, deliberate processes for several key sectors, including: Retail, Manufacturing, Distribution Centers/Supply Chain, Food Service/Restaurants, and Office environments.”
We all think about best-practices. It is welcoming that a company took the initiative to create such an extensive and useful report for its own company stakeholders, and then share it with everyone with the goal to help.