On the launch of the ICC-WHO survey, ICC Secretary General John W.H. Denton AO said,
“By providing transparent feedback, the private sector can minimise the spread of COVID-19 and address the pandemic’s underlying repercussions for our global economy. ICC and WHO are calling on business leaders – as trusted voices in their local communities – to share more information about the pandemic’s influence on their daily operations, supply chains, and employees.
Please, take a few moments to complete this survey, so that we can protect our colleagues, customers, and communities from the continual damage caused by this pandemic’s spread.”
The survey is the latest step in ICC and WHO’s unique collaboration to provide reliable COVID-19-related information to the private sector and develop trusted guidance for business communities around the world. As part of an initial joint statement, ICC and WHO called upon national governments to adopt a ‘whole-of-society’ approach in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
ICC Ireland Secretary General and Chief Executive of Chambers Ireland Ian Talbot said,
“As the results published yesterday from Chambers Ireland’s most recent national business survey show, the pandemic has deeply impacted businesses across Ireland, on a widespread scale reaching across different industries, with consequences and challenges for all levels of Irish society.
While the data being shared is stark, it is crucial in identifying the necessary, practical solutions to address the pandemic. By completing this survey, businesses will be speaking out on the challenges they now face while playing their part in a global business response, coordinated through the ICC, the largest business representative organisation in the world and the WHO.
This joint effort is a unique partnership bridging together the voice of business at all levels, representing local communities from Ireland and at global level, with medical experts to address this crisis.
We strongly urge businesses to complete this survey from the ICC-WHO to share key information to develop the best response possible to the impacts of the pandemic.”