"Leadership in Safety" is a cultural change programme designed to significantly improve leadership in safety, with a flexible methodology that adapts well to the different business contexts that characterise our Group, which operates in four different technological fields over a very broad and diverse region.

The key elements of the programme are:

• the engagement of the CEO, applying a topdown approach throughout the organisational structure to convey a clear and credible message aimed at change;

• constant and persistent engagement, in the understanding that true cultural and behavioural change is sustained over time by a series of coordinated projects;

• the creation of an easily comprehensible Safety Vision, to enable everyone in the company to fully understand the project's objectives;

• the personal commitment and dedication of each manager, who must feel emotionally involved and included;

• the use of simple and practical cultural change methods, proven to influence behaviour in an effective way;

• the use of innovative language to promote the leadership in safety philosophy throughout the organisation and the support the cultural change;

• the use of support materials and followup strategies to effectively implement the cultural change programme throughout the organisation;

• the focus on HSE departments to transform them into passionate and enthusiastic programme facilitators and focal points at local level.

The main recipients of the project are the Group's operational managers, namely those with team management responsibilities, the HSE team and, later, the entire Group workforce. The programme will develop over several years and was launched in 2019 with the organisation of an event aimed at senior management, whose engagement is essential to ensure the top-down diffusion of a clear and credible message of change throughout the entire organisation.
The new Leadership in Safety project has been launched: on Wednesday 10 July 2019 the Genoa office hosted the first in a series of workshops on the topic of safety, aimed at promoting and consolidating the Group's culture of safety and highlighting it as essential element of our sustainable growth strategy.

The project aims to promote the adoption of leadership models that promote safe conduct. The first phase will involve operational areas before being rolled out across the company.
"Safety has to become part of our state of being, something that goes beyond our approach to work" emphasised Luca Bettonte during the event.

Our new business model has led to radical changes in all of our company processes, including safety: the risks to be assessed and managed may have changed, but they still require a high level of attention and, most importantly, the proactive engagement of all of us.

The new and challenging targets of the Plan also demand that we evolve our way of interpreting the topic of safety, one of ERG's top priorities: Evolving Energies... Evolving Safety!
Page updated at 16 Oct 2020