Taking care of our people and contractors is our top priority. We follow stringent safety standards across our operations, and our Life Saving Rules guide us in keeping everyone safe at work, in our breweries, warehouses and offices, on the road and even when working from home.
We work hard to eliminate lost-time accidents as we believe the health and safety of our people remains a fundamental cornerstone of our business sustainability. To achieve this, we engage with everyone – managers, employees, contractors and temporary workers – to play their part by adopting safe behaviours and encouraging others to do so.
MANAGING SAFETY RISK
Our Health & Safety Policy includes our commitment to create a robust ZERO accidents culture as well as key elements of our approach to managing risks, including our Life Saving Rules, which comprise five important imperatives that all employees, especially those within our Supply Chain operations, are required to always follow.
In 2021, we expanded our training and safe behaviour programmes, and reinforced our Life Saving Rules to target the most serious risks we identified. All our employees, temporary workers and contractors are encouraged to follow the Life Saving Rules at all times and understand that failing to follow the rules will put them in danger.
Through our behaviour-based safety programme, we encourage employees to look out for themselves and each other by training them to spot and report safety risks and unsafe behaviours. We want to empower our people to raise any safety concerns with their colleagues and managers via peer-to-peer observations and feedback on all aspects of safety, reinforced through regular safety walks by site or team leaders.
In 2021, a key initiative in this area was the launch of a robust risk reporting framework that empowers employees to identify the biggest risks, propose solutions to reduce the possibility of mishaps and plan interventions accordingly. Last year, we also introduced quick risk prediction training to alert employees to take extra care during our busiest production season.
All such near-miss and safety concern reports received last year were handled swiftly and effectively and this reduced the possibility of accidents or injuries before they affected our people, operations and business sustainability.