We are committed to doing everything possible to create a safe work environment. We encourage employees and contractors to follow safe practices and make healthy choices in our workplaces and local communities.
Our safety programs are vital to our operations – and essential to our people and communities. In 2017 we implemented behavioural safety programs throughout our operations. Our Safety Around Beverages Policy requires that we take responsibility for maintaining a productive workplace in every area of our Company
by, among other things, working towards minimizing the risk of accidents, injury and exposure to health hazards for all our associates and contractors. The safety initiatives were revamped with the launch and implementation of the Act10n program whose key message in Safety Begins with ME, a realization of the need for
each employee to take responsibility for their own safety.
WELLNESS: The adverse effects of the HIV/AIDS pandemic continue to impact on our employees, their families and the wider community in which the Company operates. The overall objective of our business’ comprehensive Wellness Program is to reduce the impact of HIV/AIDS and other non-communicable diseases on our employees, customers, and suppliers. Our clinics provide free anti-retroviral drugs and are accredited for testing and counselling. The general awareness of health issues has increased driven by the Wellness Program, for which the Company continues to be recognized through various awards. We have recorded commendable reductions in lost productive time arising from injuries or health-related issues.
SUPPORT FOR CANCER INTERVENTION
Cancer is identified as one of the growing health menaces in Zimbabwe. We play our part in contributing to Cancer-related initiatives through the Cancer Association and KidzCan (Paediatric Cancer support). We also work with partners to raise awareness for screening and early detection and facilitate bringing screening services to our employees.
SAFETY: Safety committees are in place throughout the business under the guidance of suitably qualified Safety, Health and Environmental Managers who ensure adherence to the safety and health procedures. Statistics on accidents are collated and evaluated against internationally accepted benchmarks, with safety matters being deliberated at divisional boards and the environmental and safety council under the oversight of the audit committee. The lost time injuries were impacted by the off-site road traffic accidents that sadly claimed the lives of employees including those of third parties. We are reinforcing the Respect The Road Safety Campaign in an effort to combat accidents involving our heavy and light motor vehicles and those of our freight and distribution partners. This campaign aims to equip our drivers to deal with the daily hazards encountered behind the wheel, to keep them safer and contribute to overall road safety