Safety policy statement - Protection above all
Onduline’s purpose is to provide waterproofing solutions to protect buildings from weather, so as to protect people and their belongings.
Protection is at the core of our existence. Caring about people is one of our core values. We protect our customers; we must protect our employees and visitors. Their lives matter more than any other priority.
What is our objective?
In terms of safety, we can only have one objective: zero accident. We must all be convinced that every accident can be avoided.
How do we want to reach this objective?
Accidents primarily happen because of behavior and organization issues. Our priority must be working on individual and group behavior around safety.
To have a long-lasting effect, it requires that all employees be involved in this process and that each of us realizes the need and possibility to do things in a safer way.
What do I expect from each employee?
I want everyone to put safety at the core of their decisions and behavior. Everyone is responsible for safety: one’s own safety, our colleague’s and customer’s safety, our family safety.
Safety attitude does not start at the factory door: at home or on the road you must act with safety in mind.
In all operating units, I expect that:
A safety committee is in place, headed by the most senior manager, and meets regularly to evaluate results and take appropriate actions, and to ensure that we comply to local laws and regulations.
A systematic and regular analysis of risks is done, seeking feedback from employees and from behavioral safety visits.
All employees are trained on safety and on their work environment safety conditions.
All employees and visitors respect rules, laws, regulations around safety.
Behavioral safety visits are conducted to encourage dialogue around daily work practices and how to make them safer.
All accidents and near-miss accidents are analyzed, so that we learn from them and prevent them from happening again.
All work environments are clean and orderly, which is a prerequisite for a safer workplace.
Ensuring that our employees and visitors can go back home unharmed after a day of work is my personal commitment as CEO. I will personally monitor this safety policy implementation across the group.
Achieving zero accident requires conviction, methods, and total commitment from everyone. We must succeed in this mission. There is no greater one.
I count on you all.
Onduline Managing Director