The COVID-19 outbreak has been declared a public health emergency of international concern by the World Health Organization, causing a huge impact on people’s lives, families and communities.
First and foremost, we want to express our support to all those who may be affected by the situation and we hope that you are all safe and well. At PwC Luxembourg, our most important focus is the health and wellbeing of all our people and clients as well as their families and loved ones. As one of the largest employers, we are managing this unprecedented challenge responsibly. Our firm shall, therefore, fully comply with all relevant measures that we are asked to take by local government officials and health experts and we will also leverage on best practices we see through our global network.
For the past weeks, we have been carefully monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak and have anticipated the major disruptions that have emerged.
We have shared with our community the steps we've taken regarding our events, business continuity plan, quarantine and sanitary measures, and we update this information regularly.
Besides such obvious measures to ensure the health and safety of all our close stakeholders, employees, clients and suppliers, we have also activated plans that allow us to continue to serve you, with a “business as usual” mindset, as much as that is possible. We are fully aware that many of our stakeholders are facing extremely tough challenges regarding workplace organisation, business operations, liquidity and supply chain issues - and we are equipped and willing to help where we can and where it’s needed. We have gathered here a list of key business concerns that have emerged.
We have been heavily investing in the past years in the best-in-class tools and technologies to be able to operate virtually. As of last week, substantially all of our employees are working remotely from our head office Crystal Park in Cloche d’Or or at client sites where this is required.
We can even leverage on our unique capability to sign with a trusted digital signature our audit reports.
Our teams have been specifically briefed to remain as close to our clients and key stakeholders as possible - on top of them reaching out to you, do not hesitate to contact them or the key contacts below should you have any questions on how we organise our work together, attending meetings remotely or any other matter of concern or of urgent need of assistance.
Until then, we hope that you will stay safe and healthy and we remain fully committed to providing you the best services today and at all times.
As of April 13, the Luxembourgish, French, Belgian and German authorities have started announcing actions that they will carry out for a progressive end of the confinement period. It will happen over several months.
In the context of home-based working, a secured electronic signature process has become the standard for decision makers to validate bank transfers, contract signatures, purchase orders, etc.
We know that organisations are facing several potentially significant challenges to which they need to respond rapidly. We are working closely with local and global organisations to help them in preparing and responding to this novel situation.
Partner, Luxembourg Territory Crisis Leader, PwC Luxembourg
Tel: +352 49 48 48 2126 / Mobile: +352 621 332 126
Clients & Markets Leader, PwC Luxembourg
Tel: +352 49 48 48 2182 / Mobile: +352 621 332 182