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28 april 2017

World Day for Safety and Health at Work: Veolia reaffirms its commitment

As it does every year, the International Labor Organization (ILO) today organizes the World Day for Safety and Health at Work. It offers Veolia the opportunity to reaffirm its commitment to ensuring a safe and healthy working environment for its 163,000 employees.

Journée mondiale sécurité et santé au travail

Veolia deploys numerous health, safety and prevention actions

The Group's responsibility is to ensure the physical and psychological integrity of all its employees (163,000), with the objective of "zero accidents": "To achieve this objective, every accident is analysed in order to continuously improve our control of occupational risks. The health and safety continuous improvement system is backed by good practices, both internal and external, and by pooling the expertise of our three businesses," explains Frédéric Goetz, Veolia Executive Vice President Health and Safety. 

 

International experts in a centre of excellence

In 2013 at the headquarters of the International Labor Organization, Antoine Frérot, on behalf of Veolia, signed the Seoul Declaration, which recognizes the right to a safe and healthy working environment as a fundamental human right. Veolia has structured a centre of excellence dedicated to health, safety and prevention. It brings together international experts, who jointly determine the orientations to be established at Group level.

In Veolia, health, safety and prevention is based on five areas:
  • Involving all managers
  • Training and involving all employees
  • Developing communication and dialogue
  • Improving risk management
  • Monitoring health and safety performance
 

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Veolia: health and safety  
Veolia and the World Day for Safety and Health at Work in 2016
> Veolia’s second international health and safety at work week: in 2016, the "zero accident" goal and mobilizing employees all over the world
> The World Day for Safety and Health at Work, celebrated by the International Labor Organization (ILO), under the aegis of the United Nations