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Samsung Biologics’ Business Continuity Plan To Manage COVID-19 Situation

Samsung Biologics’ Business Continuity Plan To Manage COVID-19 Situation


In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Samsung Biologics has been taking proactive measures company-wide to ensure a safe working environment for our employees and continuous business operations for our clients.

 

As of the release of this statement, there are NO employees diagnosed with COVID-19 at Samsung Biologics. We have a fully dedicated task force in place to actively monitor and manage the situation around the clock should there be any case in the future.

 

We are also taking preventive measures against COVID-19 immediately to facilitate our full cGMP compliance, such as making efficient team shifts, deep-cleaning and disinfection of plant and business facilities according to WHO and KCDC guidelines, and implementing risk-control consultation from our on-site virus expert at Samsung Biologics.

 

Since the initial outbreak in late January, we have deployed our formal Business Continuity Plan (BCP) to protect our employees and maintain business operations against COVID-19, which includes:

 

a. Supply Chain Management: Our SCM team performed an assessment of the potential impact to our supply chain, and concluded that although some cargoes from US and China could be delayed due to flight cancelations, the COVID-19 situation does not pose any immediate threat to our raw material supply and to our vendors. Our team is actively monitoring this issue on a continuous basis and is taking all necessary steps to ensure the stable supply of critical raw materials for operations.


b. Business Continuity & Human Resource Management: Our Business Innovation team has deployed the Samsung Biologics BCP including an HR management guide for all employees to abide by. Under the BCP guidelines, measures i, ii, and iii below are being taken to provide a safe environment for our employees and visitors.

 

i) Corporate Monitoring of Employee/Visitor Health & Recent Travel History: Infrared thermal cameras have been installed at all entrances since late January, and steps were added to the visitor registration process to screen for anyone showing symptoms of COVID-19. A separate space has been reserved to isolate those showing potential symptoms. Also for visitors from high risk areas, restrictions have been implemented, including rescheduling nonessential meetings and audits. Furthermore a Company-wide survey is being conducted on an on-going basis to track employee/family member visits to regions with confirmed cases of COVID-19.

 

ii) Promotion of Hygiene Awareness and Individual Precautionary Measures: Banners and posters are prominently displayed throughout our site to encourage all employees to undertake independent precautionary and sanitary procedures including frequent hand washing and wearing masks in the office. Masks are distributed at the gate, and hand sanitizers and spray disinfectants are placed in the office areas and meeting rooms.

 

iii) Immediate Consultation with On-site Medical Staff & Virus Expert: We have a dedicated on-site virus expert and in-house medical staff to immediately respond to and provide oversight in the event of a suspected case. Also, COVID-19 prevention guides are being announced via our internal TV broadcast, web bulletin boards, and email newsletter. We are also keeping in close contact with government and key associated bodies to be notified of any developments as they occur so that we can react/respond promptly.

 

c. Strong cGMP Compliance and Quality System: At Samsung Biologics, we have strong GMP quality systems that effectively and strategically segregate the non-GMP and GMP operations to control any situation that would impact business operations. Procedures and equipment are already in place to mitigate potential contamination of supplies. From prompt individual testing for case clearance to company-wide cleaning work, we are meticulously screening for any exposure on a daily basis as part of COVID-19 risk management.

 

Samsung Biologics will continue to take preventative and responsive measures to protect our employees from the spread of COVID-19 at all times. Additionally, we are taking rigorous measures to proactively monitor, manage, and prevent any potential impact on cGMP operations and ensuring the safe and timely delivery of client products and services without interruption.


Samsung Biologics’ Business Continuity Plan To Manage COVID-19 Situation


In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Samsung Biologics has been taking proactive measures company-wide to ensure a safe working environment for our employees and continuous business operations for our clients.

 

As of the release of this statement, there are NO employees diagnosed with COVID-19 at Samsung Biologics. We have a fully dedicated task force in place to actively monitor and manage the situation around the clock should there be any case in the future.

 

We are also taking preventive measures against COVID-19 immediately to facilitate our full cGMP compliance, such as making efficient team shifts, deep-cleaning and disinfection of plant and business facilities according to WHO and KCDC guidelines, and implementing risk-control consultation from our on-site virus expert at Samsung Biologics.

 

Since the initial outbreak in late January, we have deployed our formal Business Continuity Plan (BCP) to protect our employees and maintain business operations against COVID-19, which includes:

 

a. Supply Chain Management: Our SCM team performed an assessment of the potential impact to our supply chain, and concluded that although some cargoes from US and China could be delayed due to flight cancelations, the COVID-19 situation does not pose any immediate threat to our raw material supply and to our vendors. Our team is actively monitoring this issue on a continuous basis and is taking all necessary steps to ensure the stable supply of critical raw materials for operations.


b. Business Continuity& Human Resource Management: Our Business Innovation team has deployed the Samsung Biologics BCP including an HR management guide for all employees to abide by. Under the BCP guidelines, measures i, ii, and iii below are being taken to provide a safe environment for our employees and visitors.

 

i) Corporate Monitoring of Employee/Visitor Health & Recent Travel History: Infrared thermal cameras have been installed at all entrances since late January, and steps were added to the visitor registration process to screen for anyone showing symptoms of COVID-19. A separate space has been reserved to isolate those showing potential symptoms. Also for visitors from high risk areas, restrictions have been implemented, including rescheduling nonessential meetings and audits. Furthermore a Company-wide survey is being conducted on an on-going basis to track employee/family member visits to regions with confirmed cases of COVID-19.

 

ii) Promotion of Hygiene Awareness and Individual Precautionary Measures: Banners and posters are prominently displayed throughout our site to encourage all employees to undertake independent precautionary and sanitary procedures including frequent hand washing and wearing masks in the office. Masks are distributed at the gate, and hand sanitizers and spray disinfectants are placed in the office areas and meeting rooms.

 

iii) Immediate Consultation with On-site Medical Staff & Virus Expert: We have a dedicated on-site virus expert and in-house medical staff to immediately respond to and provide oversight in the event of a suspected case. Also, COVID-19 prevention guides are being announced via our internal TV broadcast, web bulletin boards, and email newsletter. We are also keeping in close contact with government and key associated bodies to be notified of any developments as they occur so that we can react/respond promptly.

 

c. Strong cGMP Compliance and Quality System: At Samsung Biologics, we have strong GMP quality systems that effectively and strategically segregate the non-GMP and GMP operations to control any situation that would impact business operations. Procedures and equipment are already in place to mitigate potential contamination of supplies. From prompt individual testing for case clearance to company-wide cleaning work, we are meticulously screening for any exposure on a daily basis as part of COVID-19 risk management.

 

Samsung Biologics will continue to take preventative and responsive measures to protect our employees from the spread of COVID-19 at all times. Additionally, we are taking rigorous measures to proactively monitor, manage, and prevent any potential impact on cGMP operations and ensuring the safe and timely delivery of client products and services without interruption.


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Effective Date: [30Dec2019]

This Privacy Policy illustrates how Samsung Biologics ("we", “our”, “us”) use and protect information you provide through your use of this website (the "Website") or our customer inquiry and recruitment services (collectively the “Services”).

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully and feel free to contact us if you have any questions, using the contact information provided in the Contact Us section below.

Information we may collect from you
1.Customer Inquiry

When you fill out the “Contact Us Form” on our Website, we may collect the following types of information:

  • Customer Inquiry information include Category, Information we may collect from you.
    Category Information we may collect from you
    Contact Us Mandatory Name, E-mail Address, Company Name, Occupation, Country, Areas of Interest, Inquiries/Comments
    Optional Any additional information you provide including but not limited to the job title
    Customer Inquiry information include Category, Information we may collect from you.
    Category Information we may collect from you
    Contact Us Mandatory Name, E-mail Address, Company Name, Occupation, Country, Areas of Interest, Inquiries/Comments
    Optional Any additional information you provide including but not limited to the job title

    Access log and website usage information collected through cookies. For more information about how we use cookies on our Website, please see our Cookie Policy.

2.Recruitment

When you submit your application via “TalentPool” on our Website, we may collect the following types of information:

  • Recruitment infomation include Category, Information we may collect from you.
    Category Information we may collect from you
    Talent Pool Mandatory Name, E-mail Address, Country, Areas of Interest, Resume
    Optional Any additional information you provide including but not limited to personal profiles on SNS
    Application Form
    (in Korean)
    Mandatory Name, Date of Birth, Address, E-mail, Contact Number,
    Education History (Name of School, Major, Enrollment Year/Month, Graduation Year/Month, Location), Employment History (Employment Period, Company, Job Title, Job Scope, Major Task), Language, Miscellaneous (Military Status, Reason for Exemption, Veteran Status)
    Optional Any additional information you provide including but not limited to research career, special qualifications and licenses, personal profiles on SNS.
    Recruitment infomation include Category, Information we may collect from you.
    Category Information we may collect from you
    Talent Pool Mandatory Name, E-mail Address, Country, Areas of Interest, Resume
    Optional Any additional information you provide including but not limited to personal profiles on SNS
    Application Form
    (in Korean)
    Mandatory Name, Date of Birth, Address, E-mail, Contact Number,
    Education History (Name of School, Major, Enrollment Year/Month, Graduation Year/Month, Location), Employment History (Employment Period, Company, Job Title, Job Scope, Major Task), Language, Miscellaneous (Military Status, Reason for Exemption, Veteran Status)
    Optional Any additional information you provide including but not limited to research career, special qualifications and licenses, personal profiles on SNS.

*No sensitive information will be collected.

How we use your information
1.Customer Inquiry

We may use the information we collect from you to conduct certain services or activities such as replying to inquiries, maintaining business records, and conducting market research.

2.Recruitment

In order to proceed with recruitment process and communicate status/result of job application(s).

Sharing information with third parties

We will not disclose your information to third parties for their marketing or business purposes without your consent. However, notwithstanding the above, we may disclose your information to the following entities for recruitment purposes:

  • Educational institutions in your application.
    Your information (name, date of birth, major, admission year, graduation year, etc.) may be disclosed to educational institutions named in your application.
  • Previous companies you worked for and reference check vendors.
    Your information (i.e. name) may be disclosed to your previous workplaces and reference check vendors.
  • Service providers.
    We may disclose your information to companies that provide Services on our behalf. These entities cannot use your information for purposes other than providing Services on our behalf.
  • Other parties when required by law or as necessary to protect our rights.
    There may be instances where we disclose your information to other parties:
    • - to comply with legal obligations or legally binding disclosure orders (such as a search warrant or other court/regulatory order);
    • - to verify or ensure compliance with the terms and policies governing our Services; and
    • - to protect the rights, property, or safety of us or any of our business partners or customers.
  • Other parties in connection with corporate transactions.
    We may disclose your information to a third party as part of a merger or transfer, or in the event of a bankruptcy.
  • Other parties with your consent or at your direction.
    In addition to the disclosures described in this Privacy Policy, we may disclose information about you to third parties when you consent to or request such disclosure.
Your Rights

To the extent permitted under applicable law(s), you may ask us to return, destroy, or correct any inaccuracies regarding your personal information. You may also ask us to restrict or limit our use of your personal information unless such restriction or limitation prevents us from complying with applicable law(s) or meeting a legal obligation.

However, your rights above may be limited in cases where your request would disclose personal information of a third party or where such a request would infringe the rights of a third party (including our rights) or if you ask us to delete information which we are required by law to preserve or have legitimate interests in retaining. Other relevant exemptions may exist under the GDPR and national laws. We will inform you of the relevant exemptions when responding to your request. To make such a request concerning your rights set forth herein, please refer to the Contact Us section below.

International Transfer of Information

We are a company based in Korea, and your use of our Website and Services will involve the transfer, storage, and processing of your personal information in Korea. Please note that the information protection laws and other applicable laws of countries outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”), to which your information may be transferred, might not be as comprehensive as those in your country. We will take appropriate measures, in compliance with applicable law, to ensure that your personal information remains protected. Such measures include the use of EU Standard Contractual Clauses to safeguard the transfer of information outside of the EEA or other methods. For more information, please contact us at privacy.bio@samsung.com.

Data Retention

We will retain your personal information for a reasonable period of time that enables us to communicate with you, to provide you with Services, to maintain business records for audit purposes, to meet recordkeeping requirements under applicable law(s), to defend or bring any legal claims and to deal with any queries or complaints you may have.

Keeping Your Information Secure

We have put in place reasonable measures to safeguard the information we collect in connection with the Services. However, please note that although reasonable steps will be taken to protect your information, no website, internet transmission, computer system or wireless connection is 100% secure from any and all potential threats.

Personal Information – Children under the age of 13

The Services are designed for general audience and are not intended or directed to children.

For US Residents Only

In connection with the Services, we will not knowingly solicit or collect personal information from children under the age of 13. In the event we do collect such personal information inadvertently or unknowingly and we later learn about it, we will promptly delete such information. If you believe that children under the age of 13 may have provided personal information to us, please contact us using the Contact Us section of this Privacy Policy.

If You are an individual resident in the EU

We process your personal information on the legal grounds that the processing is :

  • Necessary for the performance of contractual obligation(s) between you and us, for example if we’re providing service(s) that you have requested;
  • Necessary for compliance with our legal obligations;
  • Necessary for our legitimate interests, such as preparing our communications to you and continuing to develop and improve our services; or
  • With your consent or at your direction.

If you do not provide certain information to us, we may, in some circumstances, be unable to comply with our obligations or provide you with the services that you request. We will inform you of the implications of not providing certain information.

As set forth in the “Your rights” section, you are entitled, in accordance with applicable law, to object to or request restriction of processing your personal information, and to request access to, correction of, or deletion of your personal information. When we use your information on the basis of your consent, you have the right to withdraw such a consent at any time. Any requests should be submitted in writing to the address listed below in the “Contact Us” section. You also have the right to file a complaint with data protection authorities.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us using the details below.

- Contact : 032-455-9829

- Email : privacy.bio@samsung.com

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time. When we update the Privacy Policy, we will revise the “Effective Date” above and post the new Privacy Policy with a new date. We recommend that you review the Privacy Policy each time you visit our Website to stay informed of our most current practices and policies.

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