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Covid-19: DID stays the course on its commitments while taking the necessary measures

March 19, 2020

Développement international Desjardins (DID) takes the current situation surrounding Covid-19 very seriously. We are already implementing several measures to prevent, detect and mitigate the spread of the coronavirus and the pandemic. At all times, we will follow the directives of government authorities and continue to act as a responsible company to ensure the protection of our teams, our partners and the community in general.

Our business continuity plan will be activated gradually as the situation evolves. We also monitor very closely the possible repercussions on our commitments. We deploy all necessary means to avoid compromising their achievement while maintaining close ties with our partners and clients.

Financial inclusion: more important than ever!

The current global crisis has made us aware of the importance of adequate access to financial services. Savings, credit, insurance and money transfers are all tools that can help us deal with the many impacts that such a crisis can have.

DID is therefore committed to taking all necessary measures to ensure the continuation of the projects it carries out in support of the financial inclusion of disadvantaged populations. We also salute the work of all the financial institutions that contribute, through their efforts and openness, to improving access for all to financial services.

Despite the unprecedented scale of the crisis, we remain convinced that, collectively, we will be able to get through this period of turmoil by showing solidarity and responsibility. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about the current situation.