Acuity Brands is proud to celebrate and recognize our top talent. Each week in March, we will profile a female leader who is lighting the way for our associates, customers, and communities. We sat down with them to find out about their professional motivation and get a glimpse of who they are outside of the workplace.
How did Acuity Brands Mexico respond to COVID-19?
The safety of our associates has always been a priority for Acuity. From the beginning of the pandemic, we realized we would need to react rapidly to implement measures to ensure our people had a safe workplace.
What kinds of measures were they?
Throughout the facility, we promoted social distancing, incorporated anti-bacterial measures in both manufacturing and general office areas, implemented temperature checks, and modified the cafeteria to protect our associates against the virus. On the manufacturing floor, we installed physical barriers if the required social distance could not be achieved any other way.
What is the key to the success of your response to COVID-19?
The discipline of Acuity people to adopt new practices has been an essential part of keeping associates at the facility safe. Our Mexico team was also instrumental in helping our suppliers develop responses to COVID-19.
What is your proudest moment during the pandemic?
We’re very proud that what began as a series of initiatives to protect our own people has been adopted by Mexican authorities as a model for other companies to follow.