‘Digital first’ helps Ricardo deliver ‘business as usual’ in COVID-19 lockdown
Transport engineering and environmental consultancy Ricardo states that its investment in implementing a ‘digital first’ strategy has helped it to continue business as usual while minimising health risk in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) lock-down across Asia, Europe and North America. The company said it is committed to ensuring that its service to its global customer base continues with the minimum possible interruption, while prioritising the health, safety and well-being of employees, customers and other commercial partners.
“Almost all of our employees around the world whose work enables them to operate remotely, are now able to operate from home using lap tops and secure internet connections,” commented Ricardo CEO Dave Shemmans, “while those operating our state of the art test facilities remain in operation by staff adhering to strict social distancing guidelines. This digital first, distributed delivery business model enables us to continue developing and providing game-changing technology for our customers.
“As of today, in effect we have opened 2900 new Ricardo offices in the homes of our employees. In this way Ricardo is both fully supporting the continued efforts of the nations in which we operate to supress the spread of the Coronavirus, while also ensuring that our world-class team is able to continue to deliver on its efforts to create a cleaner and more sustainable future for us all.”