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Caring for our People

Health, safety and wellbeing

Health, safety and wellbeing

Fostering a working environment and climate where people are happy, healthy, safe and can thrive is a key area of our sustainability approach and fundamental to ensure we can deliver on our commitment to UN SDG #3 (ensuring healthy lives and promoting wellbeing for all at all ages). We do this by creating the right conditions for colleagues to benefit from cutting-edge, impactful programs. We also aim to pay particular attention to colleagues affected by severe diseases, whether as patients or as caregivers.

Building on our experience and existing programs aimed at promoting employees’ physical, mental and social wellbeing, in 2020 we built a delivery model for all health, safety and wellbeing initiatives, which allows us to be intentional about meeting the needs of all our employees in a holistic way.

In parallel and to ensure that our programs deliver concrete results, we developed a health, safety and wellbeing (HSWB) index that will provide us with an overarching view of our performance and impact. This index, which expresses the actual performance as a percentage versus target, consists of two main indicators: the safety performance indicator[1] and the health, safety and wellbeing indicator. The latter is calculated based on the results of the global health, safety and wellbeing survey and specific metrics such as the percentage of employees who have access to an employee assistance program, the percentage of employees who have access to on site sport facilities or subsidized membership, the promotion rate and the personal development plan engagement rate.

A baseline of 78.4% was established at the end of 2020 (included in Our performance section of this report), acknowledging that the COVID-19 pandemic may have had an impact on some of the components of the index. This will serve as a benchmark to measure the impact of all future HSWB programs or initiatives that will be rolled out starting in 2021.

  • 1 Lost time incident rate (GRI- 403-9)