This is how we do things at Tate & Lyle and always has been; we ask the same of everyone who comes to our sites – not just our employees and contractors, but customers and visitors too.
One accident or injury is one too many. Our target is zero and every day we focus on safety in our business.
Our Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) Advisory Board, led by our Chief Executive, meets quarterly and oversees our EHS performance and the Journey to EHS Excellence (J2EE) programme.
Our J2EE programme, which is designed to involve everyone within Tate & Lyle in strengthening our EHS performance and culture, is supported by a global EHS management system Each year, senior executives visit sites to meet employees and contractors to discuss EHS and identify key issues. This first-hand insight helps us to review and improve our EHS practices and address any specific concerns employees may have.
Key highlights from our 2020 Annual Report
As we previously reported, in January 2018 we launched J2EE, bringing environment, health & safety together under one umbrella.
We said last year that we believed our decline in performance during the 2018 calendar year was the result of much more rigorous and thorough reporting, and we’re pleased that this has been borne out in the 2019 calendar year, with improvements in our lagging and our leading indicators.
Our recordable incident rate improved by 17%, with the number of incidents down from 60 in the 2018 calendar year to 52 this year, while our lost-time rate was down by 11%. In terms of leading indicators, we had six potentially severe events, down from 11 in 2018. Learning from these events is important if we are to reduce both PSEs and actual incidents, so we made some of our PSEs into animated videos to share the lessons with employees across our sites.
Each year we publish in our Annual Report our key safety performance indicators and how we have performed.
SafeStart® behavioural safety training
Our responsibility in emergency situations does not stop at our gates. We train our colleagues around the world to think about safety differently in our SafeStart® behavioural safety training.