Coronavirus is a global health crisis with far reaching implications, the extent of which are still becoming apparent. The overwhelming priority is now to contain the virus and minimise its spread, reducing the impact it will have on individuals, families and communities around the world. Our thoughts are with all those that have been affected.
At KPMG, we have launched a pandemic response programme to protect our people and manage the resilience of the services and support we provide to our clients.
We are working closely with the States of Guernsey and Government of Jersey, KPMG International and our global member firms to coordinate our response and manage our resources.
Our Business Continuity Management system is robust and a number of measures have already been taken as part of our response. We are now regularly stress-testing our processes, systems and policies alongside extensive scenario planning to assess the likely impact of COVID-19 on our business.
In order to support your business we have launched our #askKPMG Webinar Series hosted by our Tax, Advisory and Audit experts in which they will discuss critical business issues related to COVID-19.
Practical steps for resilience
— We have launched a comprehensive communications programme for our colleagues including guidance on best practice hygiene and infection control.
— All of our employees have access to wellbeing and health support, including the ability to speak to a GP 24 hours a day.
— We have long-established remote working capabilities with all colleagues equipped with a laptop and software-based telephones.
— Our VPN infrastructure has been tested to support all of our colleagues working from home and we have deployed additional collaboration tools.
— We are working with the States of Guernsey and Government of Jersey, KPMG International and our network of member firms to coordinate our response and resources.
— Our supply chain and key suppliers have been reviewed and we have made arrangements to ensure the provision of services critical to our business.
— We are stress-testing the impact of major disruptions to our supply chain and significant staff absences, with robust plans in place to protect critical delivery of key client services and operational capabilities.
Working with our clients
— We are committed to supporting our clients through this period of extended uncertainty. Our teams are already working to provide guidance and support to Channel Island businesses.
We will be releasing further alerts and business updates on a regular basis. Visit our Home Page for the most recent. You can also follow us on Twitter and connect with us on LinkedIn to keep up to date with our releases.