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Coronavirus: Tata Vendor Response

On March 19, 2020, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued guidance that workers in the food/beverage and chemical manufacturer supply chain constitute “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers.”  TATA Chemicals North America (TCNA), via its operating subsidiary TATA Chemicals Soda Ash Partners (TATA) is a manufacturer of soda ash, a critical product in industries such as chemicals and glass, which in turn support our nation’s vital supply chains and infrastructure (e.g., pharmaceuticals, food, health and housing).  As such, TATA has been deemed an “essential” business by certain orders of the states and local governmental bodies and agencies that have instituted “stay in place” orders and similar restrictions applicable in the jurisdictions in which we are currently operating.

The products/services our vendors supply to TATA are essential to our continued operations during this critical time.  If your supply to TATA were to become disrupted, that would impair our ability to perform essential functions.  As a result, TATA considers your business to be “essential” under DHS guidance.
 
As your partner, TATA is ready to assist you in facilitating your designation as an “essential” business so that you may continue operations.  Please feel free to use this correspondence in your discussions with the relevant governmental authorities or agencies.  If necessary, a TATA sourcing representative can be made available to affirm the critical nature of your supply to TATA.

We remain focused on the health, safety and well-being of our employees, suppliers, customers, and other key stakeholders.  As such, we are continuing to follow the guidelines set forth by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization.

We appreciate and value our relationship, particularly during these uncertain times, and are confident we can navigate through this together.  Please feel free to reach out to your TATA contacts if we can help support your efforts.

CISA Guidance