MYTILINEOS recognises that the health and safety of employees must be protected constantly and at all times at work. For this reason, it is committed to developing and promoting a strong health and safety culture, in order to be able to guarantee and provide work areas free of relevant risks for all those working with and for the Company. In this direction, in 2022 the Company proceeded with the development of a centralised Occupational Health & Safety Policycovering all its business relationships while being in alignment with its contribution to the achievement of specific Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs 3 & 8) targets, which are relevant to its activity.
MYTILINEOS continuously strives, in all its Business Units, to fulfil its commitment to "No Accident and No Occupational Disease at Work", one of its central objectives, while at the same time it is recognised as one of the dominant challenges in the industry. Specifically, the actions that the Company has undertaken, and which constitute fundamental elements of its commitment to health and safety at work include:
As of December 2022, in the context of MYTILINEOS’ reorganization, the Corporate Governance and Sustainable Development General Division has assumed responsibility for Health and Safety issues.
Accidents in the workplace, despite the strict framework of rules it applies to prevent fatalities and/or accidents. Increase in the frequency and/or severity of fatalities, accidents or occupational diseases, due to the failure to establish a Health & Safety philosophy in new and/or existing Company activities carried out in new areas, due to existing negative stereotypes and inappropriate work practices that predate the Company's operations.
Improvement of the morale and productivity of human capital and enhancement of decent and quality work, due to the continuous promotion of health in the whole range of production activities, resulting in maintaining, over time, a low rate of accidents and absenteeism and zero rates of occupational diseases.
Continuous improvement of certified accident prevention and health promotion systems throughout the range of production activities, ensuring the social acceptance of the Company’s operation by its local communities, effectively contributing to the reinforcement of the Company’s competitiveness.
MYTILINEOS, as a company operating in heavy industry, is faced with specific categories of risks in the field of Occupational Health and Safety. The categories of risks faced by the Company are: