Kemin Industries announces $1million in bonuses for essential employees during Covid-19 pandemic

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Kemin Industries has launched a $1million bonus programme to express gratitude to its employees required to work on-site at Kemin facilities during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

As a manufacturer that produces ingredients and solutions used to protect the health and safety of our food supply, as well as humans, pets and animals, Kemin is part of a “Critical Infrastructure Sector” as outlined by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, permitting the company to continue operating with exemption during shelter-in-place and stay-at-home orders.

“Our work is vital to the world’s food supply and we have continued operating and producing ingredients to make sure that our customers – companies that are keeping grocery stores stocked – have what they need to keep their products safe, healthy and available to consumers,” said Dr. Chris Nelson, president and CEO, Kemin. “We could not do this without the many individuals who show up to work every day, seven days a week, even as they manage the same uncertainty and stress surrounding us all during this unprecedented time.”

This bonus initiative was created to show appreciation and thank team members in North America – including Canada and Mexico – who cannot work from home during stay-at-home mandates and shelter-in-place orders.

Many of the essential jobs include handling inventory and equipment, production, research requiring a laboratory, security, facilities, process transactions, and those who facilitate the ability of other workers to do their jobs remotely.

Kemin has implemented other bonus programs and initiatives to support teams at its global locations, including EuropeChina and Singapore.

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