A young company during the pandemic
As the world came to halt, so did the flow of goods around the globe. The world went through an economic turmoil which isn't over yet. We are trying to recover from it while still taking minor hits every day. As a young logistics company at two years old, Parcelit faced a more significant threat than its established counterparts. The year 2020 started on a good note and suddenly took a turn for the worst. We lost clients because they lost their business we lost many months and a year to losses. As a company, we are in the market to serve but it can only be done with profits. But we were also aware of our social responsibility towards the people who stood us from the beginning and the country that needed essentials to reach corners of India. A social enterprise doesn't generate profits. We persevered through this so far only for the people who stood with us when we had only little in return for theirwork.
The world is changing
This pandemic has forced the world to rethink its approach towards almost everything. The game nights changed, education changed, and lives turned upside down in a matter of days. The world of logistics is now shifting too from globalisation to regionalisation due to the pandemic. It is being done to remove the single hub dependency. Three years ago, Parcelit started with this strategy. We were only challenging the old ways without realising that we were becoming future-ready.
Our social responsibility
Parcelit shifted all it's the workforce to make sure that the essentials are flowing throughout the country during the lockdown. The company retained almost all the workforce and sustained them during this tough time. But our social responsibility only started there. We are still in the middle of a pandemic without any prospect of a vaccine soon according to the World Health Organisation. According to the WHO, the chances of spreading the virus through commercial good is low. But we do not take any chances when it comes to safety and precautions.
- Protocols for entering and leaving the work premises.
- Disinfecting cockpits before and after every departure.
- A mandatory health checklist and temperature check for pilots/flyers.
- Educating the team about hygiene and safe conduct during the pandemic.
- Sanitisers and disinfectants for people and goods.
- Masks for team members.