Working responsibly

Health and well-being

Maintaining people’s health and well-being is one of our core responsibilities.

Addressing international health challenges

We support all staff who may be exposed to health risks through their work.

  • The main risks are the potential exposure to infectious diseases and harmful substances in our operating locations or during business critical travel. We carry out local health-risk assessments to identify potential concerns for all our operating locations and apply controls to prevent or manage the risks.
  • Health management plans are in place for in-country operations, and we maintain travel risk and management plans for travellers to challenging environments with specific risks.
  • Our ongoing efforts to support travellers include our Traveller Health and Security intranet site and travel policy.
  • We also monitor global threats and how they may impact business continuity.
  • We are also mindful of potential epidemics and the risk of pandemic development.

Limiting exposure to harmful materials

We follow robust requirements to manage exposure to hazardous substances, protecting both human health and the environment.

To achieve this, we:

  • select the least damaging materials possible to maintain their function;
  • provide effective storage and handling facilities;
  • implement work risk assessments and appropriate handling procedures; and
  • provide suitable personal protective equipment (PPE).

Our contractors are expected to have compatible arrangements in place to prevent health impacts to their workforce, and to stop harmful substances from affecting the wider environment.

Staff well-being

We want all colleagues to be happy and healthy at work and recognise the importance of employee well-being.

To help our people to perform at their best, our People Management Manual provides detailed information about how we manage and treat our employees. Among the topics covered, we highlight:

  • policies on recruitment and selection;
  • diversity;
  • health and well-being;
  • work and life balance;
  • training and deployment;
  • employee relations;
  • rewards and benefits;
  • facilities management; and
  • whistleblowing.

Our staff well-being approach also includes:

  • optional annual health assessments to all staff;
  • health and well-being awareness initiatives such as ‘lunch and learn’ sessions; and
  • sponsored sporting and fitness challenges, for which we provide both encouragement and financial support for employees’ charitable fundraising.

Download our Health, Safety & Security Policy