Publicis Groupe New Zealand has issued the following statement amid the coronavirus crisis:
“Our priority at all times is the health and safety of our teams.
“Throughout this time, we have restricted travel, with a recommendation to prioritise video conference and Skype where possible. We have put into place a 24/7 COVID-19 support team across global time zones who are managing individual employee requests.
“Following the increased measures announced by the New Zealand government, from today, Publicis Groupe New Zealand’s agencies have been transitioning to work from home, returning to the office on Monday, March 30th, pending further developments arising.
“We will continue to serve our clients with our business continuity strategy including mobile workforce enablement so that teams are able to work remotely in compliance with local regulations, our IT Security & Privacy Policies and specific client needs per regulatory requirements. We are also confident that our existing flexible working framework, Publicis Liberté, has already laid some of the knowledge and foundations to this way of working.
“We are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 virus situation and in addition to the increased measures we are taking to ensure the safety of our employees, we remain in alignment with the World Health Organization (WHO), as well as advice from local authorities in New Zealand.