We are determined to protect the welfare of our employees by pre-empting the potential risks of our operations and providing a safe working environment. Essential to a safe working environment is a ZERO accidents culture. Ultimately, we believe that all accidents are preventable, and this mentality is fundamental to the way we run our business.
We pursue a reduction in the number of accidents year on year, with the ambition to reach ZERO lost-time accidents by 2030.
Health and safety is everyone’s responsibility. Managers are expected to lead by example and motivate their staff to participate in H&S initiatives. Staff are expected to take personal responsibility, engage in H&S activities, and to look out for their colleagues.
Our H&S Policy defines how we work to prevent injuries, illnesses and accidents and to protect people in the communities where we operate. We also engage actively with external partners and contractors to raise awareness of the health and safety issues in our value chain.
Supporting global goals
Our commitment to reach ZERO lost-time accidents contributes to SDG 8, Decent work and economic growth. In particular, we focus on target 8.8 – promoting safe and secure working environments for all workers.
On Dec 12th 2017, operations in China were halted for 24 hours so that employees and contractors could focus 100% on safety. Their initiative reflects our conviction that people need to step outside their daily routine to stop and think about health and safety issues. This is the best way to build a Zero accidents culture.