Safety

Safety and wellbeing
The way we manage safety and wellbeing is embedded within our Operational Framework and Code of Conduct. 
The overall strategy is set by the Board utilising advice from our Safety Steering Group that is chaired by a senior director and comprised of senior safety, health and environmental personnel.  In this way, we ensure that we drive safety standards globally across this business.
 
The policies which apply globally to our safety and wellbeing programme are:
  • Health & Safety Policy
  • Quality and Product Safety Policies
  • Procurement Policy
     
We ensure that safety elements are built into our design process through our Life Cycle Management (LCM) framework.  The LCM takes into account all risks including safety, such as environmental risk, and mitigates the risk being realised during the product development process. For further information on our product stewardship please see here .  
 
All of our businesses operate safety management systems and many are externally accredited to the OHSAS1 18001 or ISO2 45001 standards.
 
These systems identify and control risk and are used to assure that the processes and procedures are protecting our people and others who may be affected by our operations. We employ teams of specialists to assist in ensuring that these safety management systems are effective and that the control of risk is maintained.
 

Safety culture and leadership

To ensure an improving safety culture and to incentivise leadership in this area, the Board continues to prioritise safety in the business through the inclusion of a specific safety objective that is designed to be realistic, but stretching, and which forms part of our executive bonus.
 
Performance against the safety element of the executive bonus is determined by the Corporate Responsibility Committee taking account of the level of significant risk reduction and improvement in safety culture, as well as targeted improvements against key safety indicators including a reduction in recordable accidents.
 
Line managers are also incentivised to achieve the desired safety culture, and additional personal objectives are identified through the Personal Development Review process.
 

Safety culture metrics

  • Reduce the overall significant safety risk rating.
  • Drive improvements in behavioural safety.
  • Demonstrate improvements against key safety indicators. 
 
Footnotes:
1 Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series
2 International Organization for Standardization