Over the past 10 years Foldabox has pursued socially conscious and environmentally friendly policies, so when the Covid virus hit the UK we were already working remotely, at home, on Zoom, with laptops, in casual clothes, and in multiple locations. We have long believed that an improved quality of life brings many health and productivity benefits, so very fortunately for us, the virus had very little impact on the way we work. One of us has long wintered in Spain, which sadly can no longer be done, and another could often be found in Gibraltar, which too is also now off-limits. One of us is permanently based in Ireland. So we work at home, as we have for many years, with the added benefit of minimising our carbon footprint.
Our company philosophy has always been to take advantage of the latest developments in technology to provide us all with the greatest flexibility and work/life balance. Our goal when starting Foldabox was to have a business that could be run from anywhere and ideally the local coffee shop. That dream was realised several years ago, though the option of the coffee shop is on hold for now, we were at least able to transition to this new world order without any system changes.
We are also happy to say that our warehouse has remained open and functional throughout the crisis. This has been achieved by implementing immediate safeguards prior to the March official lock-down, vigorous hygiene practices and the highest level of virus prevention protocols. Warehouse staff work in shifts, are socially distant, and practice regular hand-washing and sanitising. Warehouse staff wear masks and gloves, and to date we are very pleased to report no infections. We’re incredibly grateful to everyone for their on-going personal commitment and super-human effort in working under the most challenging of circumstances. Without them we would be have been unable to function.
We also hope that you are practicing a safe lifestyle by wearing masks outside your home, staying two metres apart, and avoiding crowds. Only by removing risky behaviour in all aspects of our life can we reduce the spread of Covid until a vaccine is available to the general public. Please stay well and stay safe.
These are incredibly destabilising times, the new ‘norm’ still feels like a bad science fiction film. We hope that if anything good can come out of this it will be a greater sense of unity, patience, understanding, support for one another and kindness to each other and our planet.
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If you have any specific concerns or questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us: Support@foldabox.co.uk