“Ensuring the health and safety of our teams remains our top priority.”

Message from Eiffage’s chairman, Benoît de Ruffray

  The chairman and CEO of the Eiffage Group, Benoît de Ruffray, sent a message of support and thanks to all the company’s employees, telling them that “ensuring the health and safety of our teams remains our top priority”. In this way, he especially thankedall the workers who are mobilised in the field.  To ensure, he said, the operational continuity of Eiffage’s activities in those areas that are fundamental to the proper functioning of our countries. Benoît de Ruffray was referring to services such as:

  • Hospital maintenance,
  • Continuity on the roads,
  • Highways,
  • Railroads and airports,
  • The continuity of the food chain,
  • And of the electricity, water and gas supply.

Expressing his appreciation for work of the Eiffage employeeswho

“Since this crisis began, have demonstrated impeccable professionalism and remained mobilised in their missions, at the service of society”.

The chairman and CEO of the Eiffage Group also thanked all expatriate employees, most of whom have chosen to remain in their organisations or close to their projects abroad, in some cases far from their families.

Labour Organisation

In this context, de Ruffray stated that it is urgent to define a labour organisation compatible with recovery and the resumption of work as soon as possible, in coordination and consultation with clients, contractors and professional organisations. “I am aware of the worry and concern of our employees. This is the reason why, on the ground and involving the teams, the operating companies must mobilise.  In order to study carefully, activity by activity and job by job, how to integrate prevention measures into our operations to ensure the safety of our employees”. The chairman and CEO of the Eiffage Group states that “inevitably, our production will be temporarily degraded, as the entire chain will have to organise itself to discover methods to implement the necessary prevention measures. It is even possible that, in consultation with our clients, we may decide to postpone the resumption of certain activities”. This is the positioning that the Group has been trying to adopt since the beginning of this crisis “and I am counting on you to integrate it and apply it in our interest and in the interest of our countries,” continued de Ruffray. To conclude, he conveyed a message of confidence, saying that

“I have confidence in our Group, I have confidence in our model, and I am convinced that together we will succeed in moving forward”.

He goes on to state:

“I assure you that, despite the distance imposed on us by the fight against the spread of the virus, the management teams remain mobilised at your side to overcome this unprecedented health crisis.”