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Social Responsibility

Big Save COVID-19 Announcement (Page 1)
20 March 2020
Re: Big Save COVID-19 Announcement
Good Day
As CEO of Big Save it is my duty to keep everyone updated and to advise everyone to remain
calm during this international pandemic that is affecting us in South Africa.
In the current climate of uncertainty surrounding our business, I want to take the time to write to
you on behalf of everyone at Big Save to reassure you that our customers and employees
wellbeing and safety is of utmost priority, now and always.
The Big Save Management team is closely monitoring the global and our government’s position in
actively taking steps to mitigate the impact and spread of COVID-19, otherwise known as the
We value the trust and loyalty invested by all our customers in the Big Save brand. In the spirit of
transparency, I want to summarise some of the measures we have implemented at Big Save
stores in the areas we trade.
Our greatest priority is the safety and security of our customers and employees. To ensure this,
our trusted Risk and Compliance Committee, have implemented the following changes to our
already vigorous cleaning regimens:
  • Easy access to handwipes and sanitizers for everyone, namely customers, employees and suppliers.
  • All employees have committed to take responsibility to undergo temperature screening if they feel ill, to ensure a healthy working environment is sustained.
  • All areas are regularly and thoroughly cleaned to the highest standards, paying special attention to high-touch areas such as door handles, etc.
  • Additional cleaning programmes have been put in place to ensure that customers and employees are protected from any potential spread of the virus within Big Save.