07/31/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/31/2020 12:42
Like no other time in our world's history, when we need more than ever to come together, we are being asked to keep our distance. And while so many of us continue to work from home and take personal actions to safeguard our health, family and communities during the COVID-19 global pandemic -- we are still together. Our shared experiences, fears, adaptations and inspirations around our evolving new normal bring us closer and help us to navigate during an extraordinary time.
Our purpose as a global organization is what unite us with a collective global spirit - ensuring our minds, our thoughts and our actions are aligned. Our values are our true north in everyday business and decision making, but during this time of global crisis, our values have taken on added meaning:
Together: We're doing our part
Since the onset of this crisis, we've taken actions to do our part within society to stem the spread of the virus as we:
Within certain facilities that remained open to perform essential, onsite services for our more than 300 million customers who rely on Assurant, we have adopted strict social distancing guidelines, provided PPE provisions, and are practicing enhanced cleaning and sanitization in strict adherence to guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control, the World Health Organization and local government and public health authorities.
Together: We're supporting our employees
We continue to do all that we can to support our employees through the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, including regularly communicating with our employees about what we're doing to address their safety, health and wellbeing. Our unwavering goal is to always treat our Assurant employees with respect and dignity and providing comfort, wherever possible, given all they and their families are dealing with given the impact of the pandemic, including the following:
Together: We're serving our customers
Our purpose drives us to 'protect what matters most.' Throughout the COVID-19 crisis in partnership with our clients, we've delivered continuous support for the millions of customers we serve. The essential services we provide, like keeping people connected through mobile phones and ensuring continuous coverage on their homes, matter today more than ever.
It's not - nor has it ever been - one person or one team that gets it done. We have rallied across our global organization to support each other as we quickly activated our business continuity plans to safeguard our employees and protect our operations. And despite the challenges this pandemic has wrought, we are continuing to deliver.
Regardless of the market volatility, our business fundamentals remain strong - so that we will be there for our customers, employees, and communities for the long-run, while delivering value for our shareholders.
This current uncertainty only underscores how much we rely on each other. How important it is to stay connected. And how responsible we are to the communities where we live and work. Together, we're united with a common resolve that no physical distance can weaken.
And, while we're all so far apart right now because of social distancing, isolation or working remotely - more than ever, we need to value what it means to be 'together.'
Alan B. Colberg
President & CEO