In response to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) lock-down across Asia, Europe and North America, Ricardo has opened 2,900 new offices. These satellite offices are in the homes of Ricardo employees, enabled by the company’s investment in implementing a ‘digital first’ strategy that allows the company to minimise any interruption of business while minimising the health risks of physical proximity.
“Almost all of our employees around the world whose work enables them to operate remotely, are now able to operate from home using laptops and secure internet connections, while those operating our state-of-the-art test facilities remain in operation by staff adhering to strict social distancing guidelines,” commented Ricardo CEO, Dave Shemmans.
“This digital first, distributed delivery business model enables us to continue developing and providing game-changing technology for our customers. As of today, in effect we have opened 2,900 new Ricardo offices in the homes of our employees. In this way Ricardo is both fully supporting the continued efforts of the nations in which we operate to suppress the spread of the Coronavirus, while also ensuring that our world-class team is able to continue to deliver on its efforts to create a cleaner and more sustainable future for us all.”