Web retail giant Amazon is being asked to report on planned measures to protect its employees from contracting COVID19.
In a joint open letter, Judith McGrath, board member and Chair of the committee responsible for overseeing employee health and safety, has been requested to personally brief shareholders on how the company “will measure and monitor the objectives, progress and success” of these upcoming measures at Amazon’s AGM later this month.
The company recently announced plans to invest $4bn (€3.7bn) in employee personal protection equipment (PPE), ‘enhanced’ cleaning of its facilities, new procedures to enable social distancing, higher wages and COVID19 testing capabilities.
McGrath is specifically being asked to report on performance metrics which will be used to assess these measures including number of employee viral cases, transmission rates and days lost due to COVID19. In addition, the letter requests an overview of whistle-bl…