Ensure health and safety for all

The safety of our employees and subcontractors is our highest priority. We address our health and safety objectives with industry-leading standards and safety solutions, coupled with an inclusive culture and leadership focused on systematic performance monitoring and targeted actions.

Our approach

We continuously strive to achieve higher industry standards in all our markets by involving our partners. In most markets, our Group Health and Safety Standard is more stringent than local regulations. Our Group Health and Safety Standard is mandatory and include sixteen principles. It covers aspects such as on-site risk assessment, training, incident management and personal protective equipment (PPE), as well as instructions for the most high-risk construction site work processes. All business units are certified by the ISO 45001 occupational health and safety management system.


Some of our key indicators for monitoring safety performance are: LTAR; high potential incidents that could have resulted in fatal accidents (serious near misses); Executive Safety Site Visits (ESSVs) which promote clear and visible leadership; total case accidents (TCAs); severity rate of accidents; and business units’ delivery on improvement plans. Business units also have local indicators on actions towards reducing risks within lifting, loading, lowering and logistics, as well as training and auditing.

Safety performance follow-up is carried out monthly by the business unit leadership teams and quarterly by the Group Leadership Team and the Board. Each business unit undertakes a mandatory annual governance review of health and safety performance which includes identifying risks, describing control measures and establishing a plan of targeted activities for the coming year.

Reducing risk through training and leadership awareness

Skills, training, leadership awareness and a proactive safety culture are key in ensuring greater engagement and safer worksites. The Hierarchy of controls illustrates the transition from a reactive to a proactive approach to safety risks. Our safety management systems include all stages of the hierarch of control. The greatest impact on safety is achieved in the early stages of design and planning, where risks can be effectively eliminated.