On March 18, Ukraine took emergency measures and imposed quarantine due to the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. DTEK Group, as the largest energy company in Ukraine, had to tackle two issues. Firstly, supporting Ukraine in the fight against the spread of coronavirus so to limit the number of people who could contract the virus. While the second concerned ensuring the continuity of production and business processes so that Ukrainians could continue to avail of functions such as power and heating.
To this end, the DTEK Group switched to a special mode of operation. In order to minimize the risks of illness among employees, office workers were transferred to remote work, while employees of enterprises adopted a special mode of work in compliance with occupational safety requirements in quarantine.
“The coronavirus crisis has shown how much our lifestyle is tied and dependent on energy. Throughout this time, we have ensured uninterrupted electricity production to help society pass through this difficult period. This challenge proved that a pandemic can only be resisted through the efforts of everyone: the individual and society as a whole, the company and the industry as a whole, the government and the country, - said DTEK CEO Maxim Timchenko. - With pride and respect for the company's employees, I can say that they have a high civic stand. There is light in homes, hospitals, shops, and businesses, and credit goes to DTEK. It is important for us to let Ukrainians know that we care about them every day”.
From May 11, Ukraine will begin gradual mitigation of quarantine measures.