Health and Safety is part of Corporate Sustainability

30 August by Ashley Smith


Employee safety, health and wellbeing is all part of corporate sustainability.  Taking a holistic approach every business should be looking after the health of its buildings, investments and employees (not necessarily in that order!) to ensure a truly sustainable company. 

Depending on the sector, every business can expect to spend between 40 to 80 percent of gross revenue on employee salaries and benefits combined.  Employees are every company’s greatest asset, so you need to look after them.

Much talk has been made about the rebranding of health and safety and we’re already seeing this on the ground.  There is a general movement away from the strict compliance based approach towards a more inclusive, educational strategy. 

This is particularly prevalent across multi-site and global companies where local in-country buy-in is so much more important and relevant to keeping people safe, than trying to drum-in standard health and safety processes. 

Technology is also improving reporting and assessment; paper forms can be replaced by iPads and integrated online management systems allow for improved auditing and monitoring. 

The modern health and safety practitioner is tech savvy, with excellent influencing and negotiation skills as well as up to date technical knowledge and understanding.

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