On the morning of February 19th, Mr. Lou Qinjian, the Secretary of Jiangsu Provincial Party Committee and Director of the Standing Committee of the Provincial People's Congress, went to the Suning headquarter to boost employees’ morale, inspect the work resumption, and guide the disease prevention and control work.
Mr. Lou highly praised the company’s efforts and expressed the words “effective”, “assiduous”, and “grateful” on many occasions. He emphasized that “belonged to Jiangsu Province, Suning is the real national corporation and the enterprise of Chinese people."
Focusing on the group's anti-epidemic protection and supply guarantee, Zhang Jindong, Chairman of Suning Holdings Group, gave detailed introductions on internal epidemic prevention, resumption of work arrangement, the guarantee of commodities’ supply, public welfare assistance, and scientific and technological support to fight against epidemics, especially referring to the industrious spirit of employees, and front-line workers.
" Suning's smart retail capabilities and the strong sense of social responsibility were fully reflected. The company also demonstrated their determinations to take responsibilities." After listening to the introduction, Mr. Lou mentioned.
He said, "we are here, on behalf of the Party Committee at the provincial and municipal level, to express our appreciation. Particularly in this busy time, you have done effective works and made valuable contributions to ensure the normal life for people, whether it is the protection of livelihood for local people or the support of disease prevention materials in the epidemic-stricken areas. So I’d like to extend my appreciation.”
Mr. Zhang replied that Mr. Lou’s concern and guidance are the greatest support for the development of the group. At present, the priority of the company lies in disease prevention and assured supply. Suning will further leverage the advantages of smart retail operations, and help to win the battle against epidemic.
During the Spring Festival, nearly 120,000 employees have been worked at the front line, providing services for people across the country. Mr. Lou made video connections with employees of Suning Convenience Store, Carrefour, and Suning Logistics at the inspection site.
For those Suning employees fighting in the front line, Mr. Lou emphasized that they are both the guarantor of people's lives and the main force in the front line of epidemic prevention.
In the connection with terminal employees, he thanked them many times and thoughtfully reminded them to protect themselves. "You must protect yourselves. Now the situation has improved, but we cannot be careless and we should always be highly vigilant. We must serve the people and at the same time, protect ourselves. "
Mr. Zhang also emphasized that at present, internal epidemic prevention is the top priority for the company. Suning must ensure the health and safety of every employee at any cost, especially the safety of those at the front-line terminals.
Mr. Lou finally emphasized, "At present, great progress has been made in the prevention and control of the epidemic, and all regions are stepping up their efforts to resume work under the conditions that the epidemic is controllable. Next, more and more staff will work on-site, and the company's security tasks will be challenged. I hope that you will continue to work hard and make fruitful work for economic and social development, especially for smooth economic circulation. "
Mr. Zhang said that Suning will give full play to its advantages to further promote enterprises to strictly prevent the epidemic, stabilize the supply of commodities, and ensure the orderly work resumption. In addition, after the epidemic, the group will reward employees with outstanding performance in this period, especially those in Hubei province, and give them incentives materially and spiritually.