Health & Safety

The safety and health of our employees are paramount towards the efficiency and profitability of the company. This policy is also reflected onto our contractors and communities as our ultimate aim is to achieve zero harm.

Safety, health management systems and programmes are established at the HQ and divisional levels for accident prevention, continuous improvement of systems and improving our competency. We adopt external certification schemes, such as the Occupational Health & Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS 18001) to strengthen our management systems. We provide support to our line managers by providing relevant training such as Environmental, Safety & Health (ESH) competency and certification programmes. We also ensure that the scope and effectiveness of the ESH management system at the estates and mills are maintained through engagement sessions, as well as regular workplace safety walkabouts to manage key risks and competencies.

We recognise that having good management systems, effective operating procedures and an uncompromising safety & health culture is crucial for us to attain zero harm. We promote a good safety culture through active engagement with our employees. We aim to influence beliefs, attitudes and situational awareness through regular safety and health dialogues, events, newsletters and promotional talks. 

Since 2009, we have drawn up comprehensive programmes to improve occupational health and safety standards at the workplace, in full compliance with the statutory requirements. Our Occupational Safety & Health (OSH) management programmes are designed to generate better work practices, inculcate a safety culture, as well as providing a more conducive & safer working environment within our organisation. In 2010, the Pictorial Safety and Health Guidelines was launched towards achieving zero fatality rate and further reducing worksite accidents. It also looked into the six critical areas of safety at the estates and mills. This includes adequacy of warning signages, personal protection equipment, transportation safety, 5S practices of good house-keeping, good chemical storage, pre-mixing standards & emergency facilities, as well as proper documentation of OSH records for easy reference.