Given the impacts to supply chains due to the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19), we wanted to provide an update on our efforts. While we cannot predict the spread or impact of the virus, we have remained and will continue to be vigilant with our suppliers to manage the situation as it evolves.

We are monitoring the situation closely and taking the necessary measures to protect the health and safety of our employees, customers and the communities we serve. This includes increasing office cleaning, issuing business and personal travel guidance and providing employees with the resources they need, specifically hand sanitizer. At this time, we have also asked all our employees to take the precautions recommended by the CDC including:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

We are asking our current supply chain partners to take similar actions and notify the SJI procurement department of any potential disruption in service or exposures.

Thank you for your cooperation and diligence.


At SJI, we focus on building lasting supplier partnerships that deliver value and results for the organization. The Procurement Team implements this objective by achieving the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO), which includes the lowest price, best technology, highest quality and service level, while managing risk and supporting our strategic objectives.