Isabelle Kocher and collaborators during a safety managerial visit.

Our goal: No life at risk

Personal safety is a top priority for ENGIE, which seeks to reduce the frequency rate and severity rate of accidents, both for employees of the Group and those of subcontracting companies. ENGIE’s ability to operate safely and reliably around the world is the foundation of both its operational excellence and economic performance. This is why the Group is committed to the "No Life At Risk" approach to achieve its target of zero fatal accidents.

ENGIE’s “No Life At Risk” policy is based on four pillars that apply to everyone, whether they are employees or subcontractors:

No Life at risk schema

  • Life Saving Rules: 9 fundamental rules to be respected by everyone, everywhere.
  • The Breakpoint: if you’re not as safe as you could be, say STOP! It’s everyone’s duty for the sake of everyone’s safety.
  • Identifying HIPOs: a HIPO is an event with High Potential for causing death or serious injury. Identifying and analyzing HIPOs contributes directly to preventing risks.
  • Shared Vigilance: employees, subcontractors and temporary workers must be vigilant for each other, for their own safety and that of others.

> Check out ENGIE’s Life Saving Rules

> See the ENGIE brochure, Preventing serious and fatal accidents

Shared policies

ENGIE has adopted policies covering all topics relating to health, safety and security. Each policy is shared with internal stakeholders (managers, experts and employee representatives) and is backed up by large-scale campaigns targeting all Group employees.

As far as health and safety (H&S) are concerned, the agreement on fundamental H&S principles signed on February 23, 2010 with European trade unions was extended throughout the Group on May 13, 2014. All ofices and sites of subsidiaries are responsible for implementing the Group’s H&S policy, no matter what their business or the country in which they operate. This highly structured process of continuous improvement is intended to enable the Group to achieve the goal of excellence it has set itself: no life at risk, whether for Group employees, temporary workers or subcontractors. The policy has been interpreted in operational terms in the Group’s Health & Safety Action Plan.

> Read ENGIE’s Health & Safety Action Plan 2016-2020

Permanently raising awareness, for all

ENGIE is committed to implementing all necessary means to achieve its collective objectives of zero serious or fatal accidents, reduction of accidents at work and improvement of the quality of life at work.

Training and education

H&S training courses are among the Group’s most widely followed training modules, whether broad-based Group programs (e.g. Health & Safety Leadership) or focusing on specific business activities or practices in the entities.

Supplementing compulsory training modules, significant e-learning resources are available for all Group employees.

Information and communication

ENGIE ensures that its ambitions, policies and results with regard to health, safety and security are circulated to all Group employees, along with details of training programs available in these areas.

Each year, an H&S-related topic is selected at Group level and features in an annual education campaign in all entities (e.g. preventing serious and fatal accidents for subcontractors in 2018, the breakpoint in 2017, falls from height in 2016, using a mobile phone while driving in 2015, etc.).

ENGIE provides members of the Global Care community with knowledge and gives them access to specialized and technical information through monthly webinars, dedicated SharePoint, internal réseaux social networks, etc.

To ensure that subcontractors have easy access to the Group’s accident prevention measures, ENGIE publishes all its public domain documents in the Health & Safety space in the Group’s virtual library.

Our results

Within the Group, health & safety results are constantly monitored and published quarterly. The quarterly results are circulated to all Group employees, directly via line managers and by way of internal communications channels (intranet, company social networks).

The Group’s General Management is closely involved: HIPOs (situations with HIgh POtential for causing death or serious injury) are monitored on a weekly basis by ENGIE’s Executive Committee, and each month one of its members carries out a managerial safety tour of one of the Group’s sites.

ENGIE publishes its workplace health & safety commitments and results in the annual Registration Document.

Sharing vigilance with our subcontractors

The special attention paid by ENGIE to health, safety and security and the Group’s target of zero fatal or serious accidents extend to subcontracting companies.

Group contracts include contractual obligations in these areas and specify measures for assessing and managing risks, for site surveillance, and for the evaluation of health & safety performance.

We encourage employees and subcontractors to be vigilant alongside each other with the aim of protecting all lives, without distinction.

> Consult the ENGIE supplier portal

Global Care: organization dedicated to the protection of people and property

ENGIE has set up a Global Care Department consisting of all activities at Group level that qui contribute to the protection of people and property. This covers the following areas:

  • Health & safety in the workplace
  • Quality of life in the workplace
  • Industrial and environmental safety
  • Personal security
  • Protection of tangible and intangible property
  • Crisis management and continuity planning
  • Economic intelligence

This organization ensures that the Group’s management of all activities to protect people and property is structured and optimized.

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