Policy and framework
Our Health and Safety Policy provides all our locations with minimum standards, advice and guidance. Our minimum standard is based on current requirements from the UK and US legislative codes and associated best practice. If a local in-country standard is higher than these, the sites are required to achieve the local standard.
The compliance audit programme is conducted against the health and safety framework, systems and KPIs, with a focus on high-risk items. All our manufacturing facilities are reviewed on a four-year rolling cycle. View the Policy.
Governance of Policy is achieved through performance monitoring and the management and mitigation of identified risks, to drive continuous improvement in our health and safety performance.
We are committed to providing effective leadership in pursuit of a safe and healthy workplace. The Chief Executive Officer, global business unit leadership teams and site management teams are responsible and accountable for health and safety performance. The Group’s Health and Safety Director is responsible for Group direction and the oversight of the Group’s strategic programmes. There are health and safety leaders and resources in each of the global business units and their locations.
Our Group-level processes include a monthly review of performance and progress in the implementation of our improvement plans by the Executive Committee, and regular reviews of performance by the Board.