OUR ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL, AND SOCIETAL RESPONSIBILITY
Our social responsibility [NFPS]
Global Safety Call , a monthly teleconference bringing ● together the Factory Directors, their EH&S managers and the management team. In the Shavers category, since 2011 three of the four factories have earned triple certification for their development and deployment of the EH&S Policy: Safety (OHSAS 18,001), Quality (ISO 9001) and Environment (ISO 14,001). This year, the Verberie, Manaus and Violex factories obtained ISO 45,001 certification, which replaces OHSAS 18,001. Deployment of the health and safety culture [NFPS] In 2020, the public health crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic slowed down the implementation of the health-safety roadmaps and the safety culture adoption plan. However, the Group made noteworthy progress in several areas: the construction of a centralized health-safety management ● system began in 2020, following the creation in late 2019 of the position of Group Supply Chain (GSC) Quality Manager; the formalization of the EH&S “family” job descriptions, plus ● the sharing in video form of the strategic vision for the EH&S network’s skills and the tools made available to this community; the updating of the EH&S maturity reference system and its ● integration in the maturity reference system for operational excellence in production; the definition and deployment of a safety scorecard comprising ● four proactive safety indicators, making it possible to assess the measures as they are implemented rather than the results: % of workstations whose professional risk analysis is up to • date, % of application of good practices observed during safety • tours, % of events of potentially moderate or high severity, with an • analysis of the underlying causes, % of completion of the routine checklists for verifying the • equipment’s safety features. [Covid-19] A number of measures were adopted in 2020 as part of the plan for protecting employees against the coronavirus: the limitation of business trips; ● the definition of a protocol for the actions to be taken in the ● case of an employee contracting the virus; the formation of a “business continuity plan” Group to organize ● the maintenance of operations at the Group’s production sites in countries not affected by government-ordered shutdowns; the production and distribution of masks and antiseptic gel at ● all BIC sites and the reorganization of working conditions
(shorter shifts to avoid having two teams in the locker rooms at once, fewer briefings, floor markings to encourage social distancing, etc.); the organization of teleworking for head office employees and ● the opening of negotiations for a Group agreement on teleworking. These measures have won the Tunisia and Mexico City sites the praise of local authorities for the protection that they offer the Group’s employees. In all BIC sites, accidents resulting in lost work time for BIC team members are mainly caused by same-level falls, by the handling of materials and machines. In 2020, BIC recorded 50 lost time injuries (-32% compared to 2019) and 62 sites with 0 accident. The frequency rate for BIC employees and temporary workers decreases in 2020 from 1.87 to 1.63. The incident rate for BIC team members reached 1.85 in 2020. It should be noted that none of the factories in India have had a lost-time accident. The development and implementation of actions plans will continue in 2021 and should lead to an increased safety culture and a decrease of this rate. Most of the occupational diseases, which so far have only been monitored in France, are related to musculoskeletal disorders.
50 lost time injuries and 62 sites without injuries.
NUMBER OF ACCIDENTS LEADING TO LOSS OFWORK TIME – BIC WORKFORCE AND TEMPORARYWORKERS
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