Jacob Holm and Sontara® Respond to Coronavirus with Focus on Protecting Our Communities


Jacob Holm and Sontara® Respond to Coronavirus with Focus on Protecting Our Communities

Basel, Switzerland, 19 March, 2020 – In these challenging and momentous times, Jacob Holm is proud to be at the forefront of the fight against the global pandemic of COVID-19, a novel Coronavirus. We are humbled to see our roll goods leave converting facilities as personal protective apparel including face masks and disinfecting wipes to become part of the first line of protection for emergency response workers around the world.

Given this great responsibility, we have taken increased employee and product protection measures over the last several weeks. These measures include ensuring an uncompromised supply chain and increasing health and safety protocols at our production sites and headquarters.


Jacob Holm has not experienced and does not expect any interruptions to our supply chain at any of our production sites at this time. Given the critical nature of our products, which serve as baby wipes, surgical gowns and facial masks among other applications, producing ultrapure products free from microbiological contamination has always been a crucial part of our quality control. With on-site laboratories, strict sanitation guidelines and diligent production traceability, we continue to maintain the product quality our customers have come to expect.


At Jacob Holm, we put people at the heart of everything that we do. With this as our guiding priority, we have eliminated employee travel, limited on-site personnel and vendors, enforced new social distancing measures including prioritizing virtual meetings and restricting use of common spaces and, most importantly, made accommodations for those employees now fully responsible for childcare or who are particularly vulnerable to health concerns.


In addition, we are continuously updating our policies to comply with all World Health Organization (WHO) and federal guidelines in every country of operation as these guidelines are made available.


As part of our sustainability focus, Jacob Holm takes our responsibility for the well-being of our communities very seriously. We care deeply about the health and safety of the people our products touch, from our suppliers to our employees to our customers and end users. People always have been and will continue to be our main focus. If there is any way we can serve you better during this time, we welcome your inquiries and feedback. You can email your sales manager, customer service representative or info@jacob-holm.com for a swift response.


As the situation continues to evolve globally, we wish you and your families health, safety and peace. Through good times and challenges, Jacob Holm continues to be your trusted nonwovens partner.


Kind regards, 

Martin Mikkelsen, CEO