The Governor of Lipetsk Oblast Igor Artamonov paid a working visit to the largest greenhouse complex in the Oblast located near the village of Bochinovka and incorporated into ECO-Culture agricultural holding. The complex’s executive Mikhail Veretennikov gave a specially organized tour for the head of the region. First and foremost, the governor was interested in working conditions of employees during the pandemic and the readiness of the enterprise to accept new employees after launching the third stage of construction.
ECO-Culture is one of the enterprises that continue to work in normal mode even during the pandemic. As greenhouses provide the population with food supplies, all employees keep going out to work, excluding office staff. The Governor visited the facility to see for himself whether the enterprise was complying with sanitary regulations and to assess the safety of working conditions. In addition, the head of the region got acquainted with the recently opened distribution center, which has already provided the residents of the region with 300 new jobs. The Governor personally tried the tomatoes grown in greenhouses, highly appreciated their rich taste, aroma, as well as organoleptic characteristics.
During the pandemic, the staff members of ECO-Culture greenhouse complexes are willing to strictly observe sanitary regulations. Although sterility was already a mandatory condition of work, now hygiene standards are reinforced by sanitizers and bactericidal lamps, which provide decontamination of premises with the highest number of visitors – for example, cafeterias and locker rooms. All employees have their body temperature measured before they start working – if it is above normal, the employee is sent home and advised to see a doctor immediately.
These measures become of particular importance due to an important event occurring in the complex’s history – the opening of the third stage of development. The company will need another 1100 workers already this year.
Alexander Rudakov, the President of ECO-culture, noted that it is extremely important for the holding to keep the same production indicators during the pandemic as before and to provide the population of the region not only with fresh vegetables but also with stable employment. Despite the economic crisis and tough conditions, the company is willing to do everything possible to launch the third stage as scheduled and to provide the residents of the region with the jobs promised.
In addition to Lipetsk Oblast, in the near future, the company is planning to open new greenhouses in Stavropol Krai, Moscow, Tula, and Voronezh Oblasts.
Watch a short video about the Governor’s visit to the complex in the “Lipetskoye Vremya” news program.