Albemarle's Response to COVID-19


Albemarle is Protecting our Employees, Serving our Customers, and Helping Fight the Spread of COVID-19

We prioritize the safety of our employees, business partners, and communities.

Kent Masters Quote on Covid-19

We have a cross-functional Global Response Team that monitors and reports on our situation across all regions and collaborates on protocols for operations and employee safety at all sites. We continue to monitor directives from national, federal, state and local governments and health agencies, and take appropriate actions to safeguard the health of our employees, partners and communities

We have taken a number of actions, including the following: 

  • We have restricted all business travel.
  • We have required personnel at many of our locations to work from home as their roles allow, and have limited the number of contractors at our sites.
  • We have issued illness prevention guidelines that align with recommendations from the CDC and WHO on personal hygiene, social distancing and surface cleaning/disinfection.
  • We have developed and implemented a number of protocols for employees who may be considered high-risk; for all site visitors and logistics service providers; for employees returning to work from personal travel; and for team members who have come into contact with a confirmed case of the virus.
  • We have a detailed exposure protocol in place to quickly isolate team members experiencing possible COVID-19 symptoms, protect the local team and disinfect the site.
  • We have emotional support resources available to employees to help them through this challenging time.

We work diligently to serve our customers.

Supply and supply sustainability are important concerns. We have business continuity plans in place for our manufacturing sites, warehouses and offices. As this pandemic continues to rapidly evolve, we are striving to serve our customers with minimal disruption.

We are sustained by our core purpose and values.

We are committed to staying safe and productive during this challenging time. This is a reflection of the culture we have built around our values – Care, Courage, Curiosity, Collaboration, Humility, Transparency and Integrity – and our collective passion to Power the Potential of our stakeholders for years to come.

Navigating COVID-19

Albemarle Care Fund Provides Care Packages to Employees
The Albemarle Care Fund mobilizes during natural disasters and critical events to help our employees. Recently, the Care Fund organized a drive-thru event for employees to collect care packages with supplies to help keep them safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about the effort!  
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Powering Potential and Mental Health
Powering potential means supporting our employees so they are healthy and empowered to do their best work. Saturday, October 10 is World Mental Health Day. Join us in living our core value of care and recognize this important day by fostering a positive, healthy environment for yourself and those around you. 
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Making Back to School Better
In school districts across the U.S., “back to school" looks different this year. Some schools have gone virtual, while others are meeting in person with numerous safety protocols, and many families are dealing with financial hardships from the COVID-19 pandemic. Find out how our employees and Albemarle Foundation are making back to school a better experience for students this year!
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Growing the Good from Home: Jeff McCall
Our employees are Growing the Good from home in unique and valuable ways. Over the last few months, Jeff McCall, a member of our R&D team in Kings Mountain, N.C. used a 3D printer to produce ear savers and face shield frames for local healthcare workers. The effort would not have been possible without help from Jeff's two 15-year-old daughters. Here's the story.
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