We are fully committed to guaranteeing a work environment that protects health and safety for the people who work in our production sites and in the Group’s offices or are members of our sales network.
To reach this objective we have adopted in 86% of our plants management production systems certified in compliance with international technical standard OHSAS 18001 and we set aside specific resources to promote health and safety in the workplace, with investments that exceeded 11 million Euro in 2016.
86% of Barilla plant workers operate in production sites with OHSAS 18001 certification
2015 data: 88% of Barilla People
97% of plants and offices checked during the year with site inspections and audits for safety and fire prevention
Thanks to these efforts, the number of accidents in the workplace was reduced by 11% compared to the previous year. Also in 2016 there were no cases of fatal accidents recorded and in more than 8 production plants there were no accidents for at least one year. In 2016 there were no significant sanctions for violations of health and safety norms in the workplace, however, 3 sanctions were received for a total amount of 8,059 Euro.
133 accidents in the workplace in 2016, vs 149 in the previous year.
In 8 production plants there were no accidents for at least one year.
Trend of severity and frequency indexes
Compared to 2010
Reduction of severity index of accidents: -24% in 2015, -29% in 2016
Reduction of frequency index: -41% in 2015, -47% in 2016
The involvement and training of those who work in the Group on the standards of conduct and the solutions adopted to make the work environment safe are key elements to increase accident prevention and to promote Barilla People’s health and safety. In 2016 more than 56,000 training hours were dedicated to these topics.
The entire Group’s staff has been engaged in activities of healthy eating education as part of the sì.mediterraneo programme. Particularly, in 2016 more than 12 seminars and training courses on various aspects of nutrition were organised for the staff of headquarters, plants and sales network. With the help of external experts various matters were treated in-depth, among which, for example: the relation between health and sugar intake, the health effects of following the Mediterranean Diet and other dietary models, practical suggestions on a healthy diet and the beneficial effects of rye on the metabolism and the reduction of the risk of diabetes.
More than 56,000 training hours on health, safety in the workplace and fire prevention
2015 data: 57,000 hours
Accidents broken down by geographical area
Severity index broken down by geographical area
Frequency index broken down by geographical area