The Group integrates safety and risk management in its daily operations to cultivate a safe and healthy work culture. Despite numerous challenges due to the Covid-19 pandemic and floods, we have continued to strive towards ensuring the well-being of employees and business associates are taken care of.
Safety and Health Performance
The Group aims to advocate the best practices and to ensure the performance of Environment, Health and Safety (“EHS”) with the adoption of the following management systems:
- ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System
- ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety Management System.
The Group established Safety Committee to consolidate best practices from all operating companies as well as to incorporate common and specific safety visual standards. The strategical implementation of control, sustainability and improvement have been defined as the Four Pillars of EHS.
The chart below shows the Group’s Lost Time Injury Frequency (“LTIF”) rate:
Note: Prior year’s figure has been restated to reflect financial year instead of calendar year in order to be consistent with other data. Prior year’s figure has also been restated to include impacts from downstream businesses.
The Group has set the LTIF baseline as 2. Although the target has yet to be achieved, numerous efforts were put into organising safety programmes and initiatives, such as Genba walks, safety drills and trainings in order to reduce industrial accidents. We also emphasise on encouraging employees to participate in identifying and mitigating unsafe conditions in the workplace.
The Covid-19 pandemic has continued to impact on the Group’s operation. As the factory requires most of the employees to be physically present to ensure manufacturing processes can be executed smoothly, we put great emphasis on the employees’ status of Covid-19 vaccination. The chart on the left shows the vaccination rate of the employees in the Group.
We have also put in place briefings, awareness notices, strict standard operating procedures and ongoing monitoring of SOP compliance to prevent Covid-19 infections in the workplace.
The Group implements 5S as the foundation for preparing a conducive working environment for the employees. While instilling 5S into the culture, we notice that 5S has helped to enhance self-discipline and morale of employees, improve safety, productivity, quality and cost through Kaizen, on top of waste elimination and creation of more space. The Group practices periodic 5S audit, whereby our 5S auditors will share their findings at the end of the auditing processes, appraise good practices and highlight areas of improvement to the auditees.