In 2020, the world was hit by the COVID-19 crisis, which is still having a profound impact on businesses and how people work. Companies have been forced to adapt rapidly to provide a safe workplace, introducing new guidelines on how and where jobs are carried out. At the same time, employees have had to get used to working from home, with many forced to juggle home-schooling children while still being productive at work.
At Lamb Weston / Meijer we have had to manage the coronavirus crisis carefully and sensitively. We have introduced a range of additional hygiene and safety measures across our plants and offices, and those workers who could work remotely, worked from home throughout most of 2020.
In recent years we have continued to grow the company, creating an even more diverse and inclusive work environment, which we want to grow further. We will continue to focus on growth by attracting the most talented people possible, while offering all our employees training and development opportunities
Creating a movement: Changemakers
To make sustainability an integral part of the organisation, while helping to deliver on our ambitions, we need to enable our employees to feel, live and experience sustainability in their direct work environment. Which is why our new sustainability agenda incorporates a group of Changemakers across the company. Composed initially of a small team – 2% of our total workforce of 1,500 people – our Changemakers will help spread the sustainability story of Lamb Weston / Meijer internally, building a stronger foundation within the company.