Diesel, as part of the OTB Group, recognizes the importance of having a strong and trusted relationship with its business partners. Over the last two years, throughout the Covid-19 pandemic emergency, OTB Group companies, including Diesel, decided to maintain supply chain continuity by not lowering or cancelling orders and avoiding payment delays.
With reference to OTB Group employees and workers, following the local regulations in force, the Group has activated procedures and various initiatives to combat and prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus inside company facilities. This included enhanced health and safety guidelines and routines, trainings for all employees on prevention and protection measures related to Covid-19 and regular communication with all employees to inform them about local regulations and internal procedures. In 2020, the Group introduced remote working to reduce the contact between employees and a rotational work schedule for employees working in the office. For those who could not work from home, the company provided personal protective equipment and temperature control devices when entering the workplace. To ensure employee safety, the Group scheduled sanitization of environments and extraordinary workstation cleaning should any staff members test positive.
The practice of “remote working”, initially launched in response to the pandemic, became shortly after an official policy, which allows OTB Group employees (granted compatibility of the job function performed) to “remote work” up to 2 days a week.