The environment and safety management system has been established centrally in compliance to the international standards and ensures a uniform approach throughout the Group. The Corporate HSE establishes the group objectives, and the Regional/Country HSE functions coordinate the action plans at site and country level, to gradually achieve these objectives.
Nearly all of the Prysmian Group production sites (95%) are certified ISO 14001, and almost 80% to OHSAS18001. Certification Plans are still on-going, including the recently acquired General Cable units, 30% of which are already certified.
Blumatica HSE Event tool is the platform that allow us to keep track and manage events, related to Health, Safety and Environment (HSE), occurring in all Prysmian operating units and share them with the Group. The tool, that is fully operational in all Prysmian plants, allows both to handle accidents, non-conformities, near misses, reporting, relative adopted Corrective Actions and shares the event with the aim to avoid the repetition of it. Furthermore, it allows both to elaborate graphs and statistics of the main issues related to Health & Safety aspects and monitoring Prysmian Group’s results.
Data extracted from HSE Event Tool show that the Group's effort in safety has materialized through a reduction in accidents represented by the Frequency Index (IF) calculated according to the OHSA LTA methodology. At the end of 2019, this value was 1.32 much lower than the target of 2.24 established at the beginning of the year.
Prysmian Group carries out Behavior Based Safety (BBS) training in specific places, and in some cases at the production units of an entire country. BBS aims to create strong organizational safety culture through leadership training for HSE managers. A safety team within the company spreads best practices and awareness in this area.