Michèle Fonsny (Quality Analyst)
What was your role in the recovery?
At the beginning, there was a lot of work. We were able to remove products from stock that had not been affected. The control of these products obviously had to meet much stricter quality requirements from the FASFC. We were able to release a maximum of goods.
What are the current phases for the return?
As early as November, we reassigned environmental controls to make sure that there were no worries about re-launching the machines. At the end of November, the plate line was restarted. Since we have to do a lot more controls since the floods, we have as much work in the lab again as before. We were also lucky because our premises were not affected, nothing has changed in the laboratory.
What are you most looking forward to when Corman is back?
I'm looking forward to seeing all the colleagues again, to see their motivation. The fact that one line is working again means that there will be more soon.
What lessons have you learned from this experience?
Experiencing something negative can also have positive effects. The disaster has brought us closer together. I am more aware now of what it means to have a job. I saw the great sadness of colleagues when they first returned to the disaster site. And I saw the enthusiasm of all the volunteers during the clean-up and repair work.
Does being part of a large group reassure you?
Yes, of course it does. I've been working at Corman for 33 years. We've been part of Savencia for 25 years or so. It's reassuring. It's a real advantage.