We regard our employees as important and highly valued resources and we aim to ensure they lead safe, healthy and high-quality lives. Safety is of paramount importance, and a culture of diversity, integrity and innovation is encouraged. A number of programmes ensure the talent within our workforce is harnessed through the development, engagement, inclusion and leadership of all employees, and by building strong leadership for the future.
It is our stated aim to have the best safety record in our sector, producing steel and extracting minerals with no fatalities or lost-time injuries. Our company-wide safety programme, Journey to Zero, is designed to achieve this goal by creating a culture of shared vigilance in which the risks and hazards are understood and monitored, best practices are shared and appropriate action is taken at every level.
In mining, the Journey to Zero programme is supported by a ‘Courageous Leadership’ campaign. This aims to ensure that everyone takes responsibility for safety both their own and that of others.
We work closely with our trade unions to drive safety improvements through a global partnership comprising a Joint Global Health and Safety Committee at the corporate level and similar committees at every production unit. We are the only company in our sector to have established such a global partnership.
As with safety, we take a proactive approach on health. We are a member of the International Occupational Hygiene Association and are building a network of occupational health and hygiene professionals across the group.