One Group. Concretely safe.
Safety in the workplace is a fundamental value of Cementir's culture of sustainability, as is the protection of the health of employees.

Occupational Health and Safety Policy

We firmly believe that the framework for prevention of work-related incidents and illnesses is the effective implementation and maintenance of OH&S management system aligned with international reference standards and our guidelines and rules. Our commitment is based on the following key requirements.

  • Set clear goal and targets and specific action plans with a systemic approach. H&S is an integral part of our strategy.
  • Establish clear accountabilities and responsibilities. Respect procedures and rules by workers to guarantee health and safety of all. H&S is a line responsibility. Everybody has a role and responsibility to prevent incidents. 
  • Identify and assess the hazards and risks associated with all operational activities (e.g. routine and non-routine, complex operations) as a precondition to provide safe and healthy workplace. H&S is about conducting a prior risk assessment for any operation. 
  • Define work-related procedures and practices and up to date them considering the risk assessment, regularly reviewed. Putting in place proven reliable barriers and controls to mitigate risks. H&S is an integral part of all activities, daily. 
  • Train and coach employees prior to start their work-related activities. Implement and develop awareness and competence to fulfil their tasks safely. H&S culture is an attitude that need to be trained and encouraged. 
  • Learn from accidents and near misses and share experiences with employees. Investigate and report the root causes rigorously. H&S is to learn from failures as well as successes. 
  • Comply with all applicable local, regional, national and international Health, Safety and Environment legislation as well as corporate guidelines and rules. Review regularly workplaces and tasks to ensure the compliance. H&S compliance is mandatory and must be constantly guaranteed at all levels of responsibility. 
  • Monitor, audit and review regularly the adequacy and effectiveness of OH&S management system, procedures and performances according to reference indicators and Group guideline. Define and implement any necessary corrective measures. H&S is to focus on continuous improvement. 
  • Develop a relationship of constructive cooperation, based on utmost openness and trust, both within the group itself and vis-à-vis the external community and the Institutions in the management of health and safety topics. H&S is to promote transparency and collaboration

A strong H&S governance

H&S governance

H&S governance

The global interconnected Health and Safety Network, coordinated by the Corporate HSE Function as technical area, supports all organizations to share competences, good practices and initiatives. The Network consists of all managers/coordinators on Health & Safety at site/business level which support the line management technically in the implementation of management system locally (e.g., risk factors identification and assessment, safety operating procedures, operational standards and controls, incident investigations, inspections, etc.). The Network deliverables are constantly distributed to all workers through local Health & Safety (e.g., safety alerts, common rules and standards, etc.). 

Specific health and safety targets are considered in short-term remuneration for representatives and managers based on risk level of the different business.

Our Health and Safety Management System

Our framework for prevention of work-related incidents and illnesses is the effective implementation and maintenance of the Health and Safety Management System according to the ISO 45001 standard, the Group guidelines and standards and the regulation in the countries where we operate.
The Management Systems Certification Programme has been completed. As planned, all cement production plants are now certified ISO 45001.
We strongly believe that the goal we achieved leads to the harmonization of preventive practices through the entire Group and is aimed to improve management and safety performance.

Where we are

In 2023:

  • The total lost time injury rate improved by 17% compared to 2022 and by 51% compared to the average for the previous three-years.
  • The total recordable injury rate improved by 11% compared to 2022.
  • Total severity rate of injuries also decreased more than 20% compared to 2022. 
  • During the year, no occupational illness allegations were received.

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Our key leading activities

Our roadmap to strengthen safety culture is based on six pillars of action where interdependent approaches by workers is a key expectation.
To be effective in the implementation of our “Zero accident strategy” the main attitude required, starting with our managers, is leadership to be felt through visible and exemplary behaviors, proactive commitment and indeed the involvement of workers viewed as a team.

  • Leadership in Practice
    • Managers Safety Walk&Talk program focused on behaviors
    • Participation in incident investigations
    • Training program on “Concrete Leadership”
    • Safety Leading Targets
  • Commitment & Responsibility
    • Interdependent approach to safety starting from induction phase
    • Proactive contribution of all workers
    • Positive reinforcement (e.g., Safety Valuable Behavior)
    • Procedures effectiveness and discipline in practice 
  • Risk Management
    • Identify hazards in all conditions
    • No work prior to proper risk assessment and authorization
    • Training program on “Job Safety Assessment”
    • Timely implementation of preventive and corrective actions that are identified
  • Involvement & Participation
    • Regular Committees and operational meetings
    • Periodic toolboxes at department/shift level on the main risk factors
    • Participation in the preparation of safety operating procedures
    • Participation in incident investigations and results dissemination (e.g., Safety Alert)
  • Competence & Awareness
    • Safety training on both technical skills and personal attitudes
    • Training matrix including all workers and jobs
    • Periodic campaigns on incident communication and reporting of unsafe behaviors and conditions
    • Safety attitude as evaluation factor on individual performance 
  • Continuous Improvement
    • Learning from events through Root Cause Analysis
    • Systemic implementation and reviewing of standards and best practices 
    • Monitoring of both lagging and leading KPIs and auditing (including contractors)
    • Valuable Safety Behaviors

The Group Golden Rules of Safety

Our life-saving rules impact awareness and behavioral change.

The World Day for Safety and Health at Work – April 28

As every year, the Group celebrated the World Day for Safety and Health at Work in a coordinated manner.

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An ambulance in Sinai, Egypt

Sinai White Cement formed a partnership with the Egyptian Ministry of Health to establish a permanent ambulance station located directly at the company's plant.

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