CPG and the COVID-19 Vaccine
Protecting the Workforce
As manufacturers of products critical to Americans’ ability to stay home, the CPG industry has contended with incredible demand for more than 10 months.
Who’s on CPG’s front line? There are 1.2 million working in manufacturing, 360,000 in trucking and transportation and 142,000 in facility maintenance.
It has met that demand with a dedicated workforce, made up of 1.7 million essential employees who have taken on extra hours and shifts to ensure consumers have what they need.
The industry’s frontline employees are required to work in close proximity to one another, whether on a factory floor, warehouse or loading dock.
CPG companies have invested heavily in measures to ensure the safety of its employees, from installing new air filtration and physical barriers to reconfiguring facilities to allow for social distancing. There are, however, limits to what companies can solve on their own.
Consumer Brands is committed to keeping the industry informed on the latest guidance, engagement opportunities and thought leadership as the race to vaccinate continues.
Get up to speed with the latest updates on the vaccine front.
Here’s what CPG leaders can do help protect their workforce, better coordinate with state and local partners and promote wide adoption of the vaccine.
- Facility address, name, identification and type.
- A corporate and local point of contact.
- Number of employees eligible for Phase 1b.
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Consumer Brands has launched a Vaccine Exchange, a peer-to-peer forum that provides need-to-know updates and facilitates sharing of unique insights from industry participants.
Exchanges are hosted weekly on Fridays at 2:00 p.m. EST.
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*This resource is designed for health care workers but is likely applicable to the CPG industry.
*This documentation may be useful for companies to provide to employees as documentation of employment in an essential business.
Definitions of phases in each state may vary from the federal definition.
*Estimates of CPG front-line numbers are based on national data that breaks down the industry by job function, resulting in an essential frontline workforce (manufacturing, facility operations, transportation) of 1.7 million, which represents 53% of direct CPG employment.
This map is updated twice weekly. Contact us for more information.
Where Vaccination Has Already Begun
Here’s a status list of which states are currently vaccinating their essential CPG workforce.
|State||CPG Workers Eligible for Vaccination?|
|AZ||Yes, in some counties|
|CA||Yes, food and ag workers|
In the News
Read the latest on our efforts to ensure the consumer packaged goods workforce remains top of mind as the vaccine rollout continues.
MEDIA CONTACT: Katie McBreen, Vice President, Communications and Strategy
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