The Group’s approach is structured along the following lines: clearly defined audit protocols, regular audits, a global training plan, safety training based on a behavior-based model, an accident analysis program and a serious accident prevention plan, as well as events designed to strengthen safety culture on key sites. In order to reinforce the safety culture at its operations, the Group has launched the IMERYS Safety System program.
This program has three pillars : compliance, continuous improvement, and communication/ training. The purpose of this integrated approach is to communicate the Group’s safety culture and ensure compliance with the same safety standards and rules among all of its activities worldwide. It presents the main continuous improvement levers for safety and provides site managers with constantly updated training and communication tools to support the setup of optimization plans. The disciplined rollout of the IMERYS Safety System has helped to cut the lost-time accident rate (including subcontractors) significantly over the years.