This past year has been marked by great economic turmoil, social unrest, and human rights challenges. The emergence of COVID-19 peeled back progress towards the SDGs and has revealed systemic inequities that target already vulnerable populations including women, migrant workers, minority and indigenous communities.
In response, countless organizations across domains of education, business, tech, government and more, pivoted their offerings to proactively address COVID-19 impacts and disruptions in their own ways. So did we.
We quickly adapted our existing suite of solutions to help organizations measure and mitigate emerging risks brought on by the pandemic. This includes access to personal protective equipment at the workplace, physical distancing, salary reductions, sick leave pay, mental health, and more. In recent months, Ulula worked with businesses and industry associations to respond to the impacts of COVID-19 on the ground, spanning 17 countries and 200,000 workers. Through our remote COVID-19 worker impact assessments, we measured health and safety risks to stakeholders in remote palm oil communities and smallholder farmers in Latin America, established remote worker grievance systems in Southeast Asia, and deployed impact surveys with community members to understand risks of food security, access to PPE and medical support, and more.
In 2021, Ulula will continue to adapt and support organizations to amplify the voices and needs of workers and communities on the ground through mobile technology to ultimately improve the well-being and working conditions of those that steward our global supply chains.
Thank you for supporting us, working with us, and being part of our journey through 2020. We’ll see you in 2021.