QHSE - Quality, Health, Safety and Environment 2017
Consumer safety and employee well-being are key elements for Campari Group. In its operations the Group has always invested in the quality of its products, the health and safety of its workers and in safeguarding the environment.
SCOPE AND METHODOLOGY
The commitment to provide products that are safe and satisfy consumer requirements, the desire to ensure healthy and safe working conditions, and attention to the prudent use of natural resources were once again common threads in the global management of QHSE in 2017. The methods for collecting and evaluating performance data – using the tried and tested Enablon platform, which has been extended to non-QHSE reporting areas – have been further refined and now allow strategic supervision of the complex organizational framework underlying sustainability management; this is also in line with the provisions of European legislation on non-financial communications and its transposition into Italian law.
In 2017, in order to clarify the methodology further, the activities of the French plants of SPML were included in the reporting perimeter, the operations of the Canadian plant of Grimsby were fully integrated, the commercial activities in Canada were included, and health and safety data for workers in the Group’s non-manufacturing sites around the world were aggregated. Lastly, in 2017, sugar cane production operations in Jamaica recommenced, which had a marked impact on the Group’s total consumption of natural resources.
Tools & Systems
A structural element of the design, implementation and management of QHSE systems is the global risk assessment procedure ‘Risk Based Thinking Management’, which allows the organization’s activities to be guided in an organic way.
1 The total QHSE training hours are recorded and divided by the hours dedicated to each topic.
The triple certification process in line with ISO 22000 (food safety), OHSAS 18001 (occupational health and safety standards) and ISO 14001 (environment) voluntary standards, also continued on schedule in 2017.
Health & Safety
Following the expansion of the reporting perimeter to all non-industrial facilities, the total number of accidents increased. However, the frequency and severity rates confirm the good average performance of the Group, with no fatalities recorded in 2017.
2017 saw the launch, among other things, of two pilot programmes to prevent the risk of accidents: a safe driving programme in Italy and a programme related to work at height and in confined spaces in the United States, which will be extended to all of the Group’s production units in the next two years. The regional breakdown of accidents showed that 49% occurred in North America, 33% in Europe, 12% in Asia Pacific and 6% in South America. A detailed analysis of the main causes of accidents (collisions with fixed objects, slipping, impact during moving and handling) clearly shows how the focus of intervention should be on individual behaviour. For this reason, an extensive behavioural leadership programme will be launched in 2018, which will involve all organizational levels of industrial management in successive phases, starting with the global functions.
Training and awareness activities for mitigating the risk of accidents are also having a positive impact on the nearmiss incidents indicator. The high number of unsafe situations recorded in 2017 (486), mostly derived from employee reports, underline that there is high awareness in the organisation about the value of prevention.
The total number of air spills is in line with the figures for previous years. They were all very minor episodes that were immediately resolved with prompt intervention to restore the original conditions. The same holds true for near-miss air spills, which are now meticulously recorded in order to mitigate potential risks.