We are conscious of our responsibilities towards our employees and all our other contacts. We continuously promote a safe and healthy working environment.
All performance reviews at all levels have safety as a priority on the agenda. Annual management performance reviews include measurement of progress in safety performance against pre-agreed targets.
While future target improvements vary between divisions and regions, our commitment is to continue to improve on the previous year’s performance by means of an ongoing annual re-check.
Health and safety are an integral part of our business, and we promote adherence to the highest standards in all our operations.
We have written documentation covering emergency situations, which has been issued to every site and made available to every employee via multiple communication channels. All new employees receive conduct briefings and follow training sessions.
The majority of our sites have a medical doctor or nurse in attendance that assists us with communication about lifestyle matters, such as diet, smoking, exercise and other health-related issues. Their professional advice also extends to the families and local communities and covers possible health issues, both occupational and non-occupational such as HIV/AIDS, diabetes and stress.
In addition, every site is required to have an appropriate number of trained, qualified, fully equipped First Aid personnel.
Our in-house health and safety coordinators perform cross audits in health and safety procedures to monitor our health and safety programme.
Each site is obligated to have periodic Safety Committee meetings, which must include representatives from all levels of the organisation.
Annual safety awards
We present annual awards for safety achievements to the ‘safest plant’ and the ‘most improved plant’ in each reporting division and region.