The spread of COVID-19 over the past months continues to affect everyone. Even as progress is made and offices are reopened in some countries, in other part of the world people asked to work from home, reminding us that this is an ever-changing global issue that we all need to address and overcome together. At the Maurice Ward Group (MWG) people work hard to supply essential goods around the world during this critical time. Over the past months, they have been amazed at the dedication MWG teams have shown to inform their partners and customers and ensure that their operations run as smoothly as possible. While they were pleasantly surprised, they were not shocked because they have seen MWG teams work together and deliver to many of their customers in many difficult situations. At the end of the day it is the people who are the key to finding solutions to these new challenges. Putting people first has always been a core value at the Maurice Ward Group, whether it is their employees, partners, customers or their communities. With that idea guiding their decisions, they wanted to inform you of the steps MWG has taken to serve all those people. Giving back MWG were committed in playing a role in helping the global response to COVID-19. As such, for example MWG team in Plzeň, Czech Republic, in the cooperation with their partner PILSCO s.r.o. and other volunteers, created a COVID-19 relief team and supported the emergency services in Plzeň by donating masks KN95, protective clothing and glasses, free trucking and thousands of litres of disinfectant. 30 volunteer seamstresses from MWG made masks from the provided materials. This way they were able to distribute about 15,000 pieces to hospitals, emergency services and other medical institutes. MWG Technical teams put their 3D printing machines to work making shields for the firemen. Moreover, MWG also bought 70,000 KN95 Respirators and donated them to hospitals and medical professionals in Czech Republic, Ireland and Sweden. Their company also bought 10 sets of respiratory ventilators and oxygen generation sets. These were donated to various facilities in Europe with 5 sets going to www.crosscause.ie. These machines will be deployed in Romania and West Africa to give essential health care to those who simply do not have access to health care. Their support – both large and small – is mainly focused on the real need and where their own Maurice Ward Group teams are close and able to support. They will hereby continue using their resources to address the urgent needs of those working to combat the threat and impact of COVID-19. Focus on MWG customers and partners As the demand for remote work increases, they see teams being creative about how to quickly support clients around the world who are changing their work practices and prioritizing clients who are at the forefront of dealing with the coronavirus situation. In challenging times like this, it helps to remember that everyone wants the same thing: keeping the people they care about healthy, reducing the impact of the virus, wanting the treatments to be developed, and life to become as before again. That shared sense of hope and purpose can encourage everyone during this difficult time and help meet the challenges. Stay strong. Together we will get through this crisis and keep the world connected!