I know these are difficult and uncertain times. And even as each of us is doing everything we can to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe and healthy, my thoughts are with all of those who are putting themselves at risk to care for the ill and support those most vulnerable among us.
This is especially meaningful to me because my sister and my youngest brother are both medical doctors working around the clock at their hospital in Spain, away from their families and risking their health, to care for patients in the midst of this global pandemic.
Healthcare workers on the frontlines, as well as all of us at home, must come together to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 around the globe while adjusting to drastic changes in the way we live and work. The wellbeing of HP’s community has always been our number one priority, and over the past few weeks, we have taken swift measures to keep our employees and their families safe. This includes mandating that anyone who can work from home do so, as well as canceling all in-person meetings and non-essential travel until further notice.
At the same time, we recognize this environment has created an increased need for technology. Now more than ever, our customers are depending on us to continue providing them with the exceptional products and services they expect from HP. We will not let them down. We are working across our supply chain and customer support teams to deliver for them. We must give a special mention to our customer support teams who are working to help our customers in this difficult situation.
As we work tirelessly to deliver for our customers, HP is committed to ensuring our team members get the support they need. All hourly employees and the hourly contractors who service our sites will receive their planned wages, because no one should worry about how they are going to buy groceries or pay rent in a global pandemic. And I believe it’s incumbent on business leaders everywhere to commit to supporting employees at every level of their organization in the unpredictable weeks and months ahead.