The close focus on health and safety in workplaces is reflected in our Code of Ethics, our Sustainability Policy (link to "Our approach" page) and our Quality, Environment and Safety policies. A healthy work system is fuelled by a widespread culture of safety and by good practices, supported by the implementation of appropriate certified management methods.
With this in mind, we have consolidated our commitment through the continuous adoption of safety, environment and quality management systems, in line with the international reference standards.
All of our Italian plants and offices are certified in accordance with standard OHSAS 18001 - ISO 45001, covering over 90% of the Group's workforce.
We consolidate this commitment through the active promotion of the prevention of accidents for all employees, including those employed by contracting firms, and a culture of safety. In 2019 we launched an initiative aimed at employees and third-party companies with a view to identifying all of the potential risks that may lead to emergencies or damaging situations, in order to prevent or mitigate them. The initiative included activities designed to:
- raise user awareness about the importance of safe conduct during daily on-site activities;
- reinforce the habit of reporting "near misses", events which - although not resulting in damage - could have led to an accident.
In 2019 we launched the "Leadership in safety" project, aimed at promoting the adoption of behavioural leadership models focused on safety. The first phase of the project involved operating departments, conveying the information necessary to enable them to independently deliver training courses to their workers.
The project will continue to develop in the coming years, with the aim of gradually involving the entire Group to further strengthen the growth strategy while promoting health and safety.
HSE AUDIT IN THE FIELD IN 2019