While the world is striving to combat, we, as a responsible organization, have been standing in solidarity as one Welspun family, supporting the lives of those in need in these times of adversity.
We, at Welspun, have been contributing to this cause in every possible way and we are not leaving any stone unturned by lending out our absolute help and assistance to the government, our community, customers and employees.
We've introduced 'Penta Protocol', a five-layered security framework to ensure the well-being and safety of our people. Through Penta Protocol, we've laid down industry-defining practices, standards and procedures to be followed by all employees, associates, partners, customers, and other stakeholders, in order to protect themselves in offices and manufacturing units. The purpose behind putting these procedures in place is to initiate a behavioural change movement, which will re-define the way people live, interact and run a business in the future. We have also instituted several measures, including apps and AI-led robots, amongst others, to ensure the holistic wellbeing of our members.
Penta Protocol consists of social distancing guidelines, workplace practices, thermal scanning, wearing of PPEs, sanitization, and several other strict regulations to curb the spread of Coronavirus. Welspun is amongst the first few companies to undertake a virtual audit by Big 4 firms for the implementation of safety measures as per the Penta Protocol in the factories.
To ensure the overall well being of our employees, we have also undertaken myriad measures, including the introduction of the WelHeal app, which provides self-assessment of symptoms and creates general awareness pertaining to COVID-19. WelHeal helps with contact tracing and social distancing alerts. It is also equipped with geo-fencing and geo-tagging features.
Considering the remote locations of our factories, we have also deployed AI-enabled robots at our medical centres to provide locals with medical assistance. These robots will create a virtual interactive space between specialist doctors from anywhere in the world and patients, thereby bringing world-class medical aid to them. We also have 24*7 well-equipped medical centres at all our locations with all the necessary equipment, including isolation wards and PPEs.
In order to proactively adopt a healthy regime, we are distributing immunity-boosting medicines and drinks, like Ayurvedic Kadha, among our entire staff, including associates, contractual employees, and their family members as well. We also conduct day-to-day counselling sessions for high and low risk quarantined associates, in order to assess their health status and motivate them to fight the virus.
In addition to all the measures for employees, we have also launched Project Saksham with an aim to connect with the families of employees residing in Bihar and Jharkhand to reassure them about the wellbeing of the workforce as well as build awareness amongst the local communities around precautionary measures to be taken, to fight the spread of COVID-19. We reached out to one lakh individuals across 15 districts to distribute masks and relevant informatory material, and to educate them about the initiatives undertaken to ensure the safety of our members.
We, at Welspun, are doing our bit to support our nation and communities that we serve in this time of crisis. As our humble contribution, we are using our capacities to make hand wipes and face masks to meet the demand-supply gap for personal protection. We are also making PPEs by leveraging our integrated capabilities in both woven & non-woven fabrics.
While social distancing has made so many people work from home, we are bridging distances by virtually engaging with our teams. We are also productively using this time to invest in Health, Wellness and Learning, with the use of digital programs. Digital transformation initiatives, which were already being implemented, have now accelerated across the organization. Welspun is, thereby, ready for the new digital normal.