Ilim Group is closely monitoring the latest developments on the coronavirus outbreak in Russia and worldwide. We highly appreciate the efforts made by the European and Asian governments to protect their population from COVID-19. We are confident that our joint coordinated actions and responsible approach will help us to overcome this challenge.
The situation in Russia is stabilizing now thanks to the preventive measures to contain the infection spread taken by the Russian government. Slowdown of COVID-19 growth rates allows regions to loosen their restrictive measures. Industrial enterprises, agro-industrial complexes and construction companies are up and running. Service sector companies are expected to resume their work shortly.
Ilim Group is classified as a strategically important company for Russia. Ilim Group mills have not suspended their operations and continue to operate as usual maintaining a high alert mode. All Ilim’s locations have introduced unprecedented preventive measures to ensure safety of employees and their families.
Ilim’s fast response disease prevention team is continuously monitoring the potential impact of the epidemic on all material aspects of the Company’s business. Ilim Group fulfills all of its obligations to the partners both in terms of P&P product output volumes and delivery schedules. Implementation of Ilim's key investment projects at all Company locations is on schedule.