The nature of our operational work and the equipment our employees work with pose safety risks, including machine safety, working at height, forklift trucks, cutting and welding. We work hard to create a safety culture to reduce these risks.
By prioritising the wellbeing of our employees, we aim to create a safe working environment that promotes proactive risk management. Our Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) process outlines yearly clear deliverables and leadership approval steps i.e. risks are assessed throughout Tetra Pak, internal controls are self-assessed annually, and internal audits provide assurance on corporate governance activities.
We achieved a remarkable milestone of zero fatalities across our global sites in 2022, with only one high-consequence incident. These incidents are catalysts for change, as we develop detailed action plans to drive improvements and prevent reoccurrence.
Our efforts to enhance occupational health and safety (OHS) have resulted in a 19% reduction in our Total Recordable Accident Rate compared to 20211. This positive trend builds upon the progress we made in 2020, demonstrating our unwavering dedication to the well-being of our workforce.
As part of our ongoing commitment to safety, we have implemented My OHS, a global software platform that provides comprehensive support to our employees and agency workers. Furthermore, we have launched virtual courses to further raise OHS competency in key positions, equipping our team with the necessary knowledge and skills to ensure a safe working environment.
1Data includes both employees and workers who are not employees when at a workplace under the control of Tetra Pak