Each year, we identify and assess risks across the Group and create risk maps for all our working processes and locations. We then develop detailed programmes to help us reduce these risks. We follow a Shift Risk Assessment (SRA) model to raise employee awareness of workplace dangers, manage risks promptly, and control the accuracy of our risk assessments. We implement SRA most rigorously in hazardous operational areas, for example automobile transport, mines, and plant and power supply.
We strive for a ‘zero harm’ culture, in which every employee takes personal responsibility for their own safety as well as that of their colleagues. We continually promote excellent safety behaviours to ensure all our people and contractors work in a safe environment. We invest heavily in safety training, and strive to meet the most stringent international health and safety standards.
Who is responsible
While we are encouraged that the overall number of fatalities has reduced by 1.5 times year-on-year, and that our LTIFR decreased by 14% compared to 2015, we will continue to dedicate significant resources and implement additional measures to do all we can to safeguard our employees from future injury.
To engage and motivate employees further, we run contests to improve safety, and we reward departments that achieve zero occurrences and incidents. We also publish our ‘safety barometer’ in our corporate newspaper, and on information desks and portals.