thyssenkrupp offers free coronavirus tests to employees

Building materials provider thyssenkrupp is offering its workforce in Germany free coronavirus self-tests.
Quarry Products / March 30, 2021
By Liam McLoughlin
thyssenkrupp CHRO Oliver Burkhard
thyssenkrupp CHRO Oliver Burkhard

From the beginning of April the group of companies says it will provide employees at all German locations with an initial set of five antigen self-tests, which can be ordered online for delivery to the employee’s home address. thyssenkrupp adds that the move supports the federal government’s national testing strategy.

thyssenkrupp chief human resources officer (CHRO) Oliver Burkhard commented: “We want to offer our workforce the best possible protection – quickly, pragmatically and unbureaucratically. The free self-tests are an important part of our strategy for containing the coronavirus pandemic. The expansion of our company’s testing capacities shows that we are taking our social responsibility very seriously and doing everything we can to help.”

Dirk Sievers, chairman of the group works council of thyssenkrupp, added that the new self-tests are aimed at all employees but in particular at those who have to come into work regularly for operating reasons.

thyssenkrupp says it will continue to take systematic action to identify infections at an early stage and prevent chains of infection from arising.

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