COVID-19: TC Transcontinental Update


May 2021

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, our focus has been to contribute responsibly to the global effort to halt the pandemic and protect the health of our employees and their families. We are very grateful to our employees who still demonstrate so much courage and resilience in the face of the situation. Also, thanks to their commitment and agility, we continue to serve our clients in a safe manner by remaining united, prudent and responsible.

Here’s an update on our activities and the main safety measures we have deployed within our facilities.

We proudly responded to the Quebec government's call to businesses to support the health and social services network in its vaccination campaign against COVID-19. The company will offer supervised vaccination to the local population, TC Transcontinental employees and their families starting at the end of May. The vaccination center will be established in the Rivière-des-Prairies – Pointe-aux-Trembles borough of the City of Montreal, at the offices of the Publisac Distribution Group, due to the priority needs identified by the CIUSSS de l'Est-de-l'Ile-de-Montréal in this sector.

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The vast majority of our operations supports the vital food industry and ensures food security for people. We play a crucial role in the supply chain of our customers, always meeting the highest standards of quality and manufacturing. We meet the significant demand from our customers for food packaging and consumer products. The same goes for the products created by our teams in Latin America support farmers in maintaining their plantations and harvests. All of our packaging activities continue to operate in a safe and secure environment.

Our in-store marketing products printing team created innovative pandemic-related products, such as signage for physical distancing and plexiglass panels for several large Canadian retailers. We also continued to print newspapers, books and magazines to keep the public informed and educated.

Our people at TC Media Books supported distance teaching and learning initiatives for all levels of education. Many new online tools have also been developed. We invite professionals from the health and education sectors to contact us for more information.

We have put in place responsible behaviours in order to offer a safe and secure environment within our facilities. Here are some examples:

  • Maintaining physical distance; 
  • The addition of equipment and furniture to encourage physical distance; 
  • Maintaining a clean work environment;
  • Temperature controls for employees in plants; 
  • Limited access to our facilities;
  • Imposing quarantines; 
  • Telework; 
  • Mandatory hand washing many times a day; 
  • Minimizing movements; 
  • Important restrictions on business travels.

We continue to review the situation closely, follow government guidelines in the countries where we operate and undertake new preventive actions as needed. Today we can say that the measures we have put in place to deal with the situation have paid off. We take great care of the health and safety of our employees, and we have complete confidence in our ability to deliver quality products and services to our customers.

For more information, do not hesitate to write to us