The commitment to providing a healthy and safe working environment supports the following health and safety principles:
1) Provide and environment where work-related health and safety risks are controlled to prevent injuries and occupational ill health.
2) Comply with all national government and regulatory OH&S requirements in company territories and to conform to OH&S by implementing continuous improvement program.
3) Implement an effective OH&S management program integral to ongoing business activities, which will:
a) Identify, assess and control risks from known causes of occupational injuries and ill health associated with workplace processes and working environments.
b) Ensure that all employees, at every level of the organization, understand and commit to implementation of the Company OH&S policies and practices.
c) Develop employee OH&S competency through effective training and leadership at all levels within the organization.
d) Subject OH&S systems, procedures and performance to internal and external audit and validation.
e) Investigate the causes of work-related injuries and ill health and take action to prevent recurrence.
f) Align the requirements of OH&S with all other business disciplines and ensure that they are subject to performance measurement and continuous improvement program.
g) Include health and safety strategies in the annual business planning process to ensure that the subject remains an integral part of operations.
h) Set annual measurable OH&S objectives for all operations, and at group level, to ensure continuous improvement and compliance.