Coronavirus prevention

On this site we provide details on Valio’s preparedness for the coronavirus (COVID-19) and on our operations in exceptional situations.

Page updated  on Thursday 26 March 2020 at 16:15 EET.

How is Valio preparing for a possible wider epidemic?

During the past weeks we have prepared for operating in the exceptional situation caused by the coronavirus. We are continuously monitoring developments in the situation, and we will deploy any needed measures quickly. Valio has a core team leading the assessment of the situation.

We work in co-operation with authorities and are carefully monitoring the instructions issued by authorities in all of Valio’s countries. We keep our employees up to date on changes in the situation.

Will the coronavirus have an impact on deliveries of Valio products?

So far, the situation has not had a significant impact on deliveries. If the situation changes, we will contact our customers immediately.

In terms of a possible wider epidemic, we have a dynamic plan to ensure operations in exceptional situations. Aspects related to food safety have been taken into consideration in the risk assessment.

In Finland, Valio has 12 production facilities, three distribution warehouses, and a main warehouse for consumer products. Products for industrial customers are delivered directly from the production facilities. Production and distribution is thus spread across several locations, which facilitates operations in exceptional situations.

How are we preventing Valio employees from being infected with the COVID 19 virus?

Our entire operations are built on the wellbeing of our employees. We have limited travel, employee gatherings and meetings with external stakeholders. If our employee or a person close to them has travelled abroad, upon returning to Finland the employee will have a mandatory 14-day waiting period before being allowed on Valio’s premises.

Worksite visits by guests and external partners

We are preventing the spread of the coronavirus in every possible way. Therefore, we are limiting visits to Valio’s worksites only to those visitors who are critical for operations and requiring an onsite presence. These include maintenance visits and delivery truck loading and unloading, for example. All other visits by outsiders will be postponed to a later date unless the meeting can be handled remotely. If you are a driver or Valio’s partner, and visiting our premises, you must fill in the requirements that help to prevent the virus.

See our requirements.

Wishing everyone good health in the weeks ahead.
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