Agbar (Spain)

Creating a shared safety culture

The Group’s Spanish subsidiary launched its “Smart Protection Project” in 2012. The aim of this project is to create a shared safety culture, in order to reduce the work injury rate. The improvement of the performance in health and safety at work was achieved through the activation of three drivers:

  • Operational management of the prevention system, including technical and organizational improvements.
  • Improving infrastructure enabling information to be shared and disseminated.
  • Changing mentalities and behaviors through training, involving the managers and communications.

Results: The accident frequency rate decreased by just over 50% between 2012 and the end of 2013.


SITA Waste Services (Hong-Kong)

Employee buy-in to safety rules

Getting employees to buy into safety rules is a key factor for the success of safety policies; therefore, the Group’s Hong Kong subsidiary decided to organize a slogans contest based on this theme in 2013. The winning messages were printed on banners and displayed at all facilities to familiarize the staff with safety requirements. A specific display of the 10 “Life Saving Rules” was also organized, in order to raise awareness among employees, joint contractors, temporary workers, and visitors.