Operating Responsibly

Safety & Health

Safety & Health

The safety and health of our employees, partners and local communities has always been a top priority. We have implemented proactive measures to prevent incidents and to minimise risks.

At Sime Darby Berhad, we are focused on promoting “No Harm” through safety leadership and culture programmes across the Group, as well as enhancements on lead indicator reporting, further capabilities building, delivery of programmes and audits, to target high risk activities and the implementation of critical controls. 

Four focus areas drive our Occupational Health and Safety performance:

Leadership and Commitment

  • Improving the visibility of our OHS commitment among senior management.
  • Incorporating OHS objectives into department targets and goals. This includes setting an OHS vision and challenging KPIs as well as defining clear responsibilities and authorities.
  • Demonstrating a visible commitment to OHS by conducting safety programmes and chairing dedicated OHS forums.
  • Providing support and resources to OHS personnel.
  • Recognising achievements and rewarding good OHS performance.
  • Implementing OHS reporting systems, including stop-work systems, to improve workplace safety.

Culture

  • Embedding an OHS culture among all employees across all levels.
  • Promoting a safety culture by actively engaging with employees.

Governance

  • Enhancing compliance with OHS standards.
  • Conducting regular audits of safety systems for continuous improvement of OHS systems and processes.
  • Investigating all accidents and near-misses thoroughly to apply lessons learnt and to ensure no repeat or recurrence of similar incidences.

System

  • Enhancing internal OHS policies, systems and processes.
  • Adopting a formal OHS Policy, supported by adequate codes of practice and safety standards to ensure proactive system management.
  • Embedding OHS training in induction programmes and regularly conducting training to ensure awareness and the development of employee competence.
  • Deploying an Communications Plan to improve communication and transparency across all organisational levels.
  • Developing a customised and dedicated standard on risk management for effective hazard control.
  • Reinforcing and supporting the importance of safety via an effective OHS Management Process, including ‘near-miss’ reporting.