March 22, 2020
COVID-19: James Leather's Response
COVID-19 is having a dramatic impact on our lives, businesses, and on supply chains.
I want to share an update on what James Leather is doing to keep our customers and our people safe while continuing to deliver our bags around the world.
James Leather is following the guidance of global health experts at the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on preventing the spread of the COVID-19 virus. We are reminding our employees about frequent hand washing, and we are regularly cleaning and disinfecting our facilities and equipment. Importantly, we are asking that our employees stay home from work if they feel sick.
Many people are asking the same question: is it safe to receive and handle a package/bag? The WHO and CDC have stated that the likelihood of catching the COVID-19 virus by touching cardboard, bags or other shipping container is extremely low.
From the outset, we maintained delivery services except where limited by government restrictions due to lockdowns. And we are experiencing shipping delays as well.
James Leather has long been a trusted partner in communities around the world. As with other global humanitarian crisis events, we are helping with relief related to COVID-19 and will continue to seek opportunities to assist our communities in need.
Our teams are working to continue to serve our customers while keeping our employees and customers safe.
Thank you for trusting us with your business.
Chairman and CEO