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26 May 2021

Health and Safety

Health and Safety is one of enterprise materiality that important to SCG and integrated into all business units long term plan under supervision by Sustainable Development Committee, SCG that consisted of Workplace Safety Committee and Transportation Safety Committee with a role to determine strategies and monitor regularly.

SCG announce SCG Safety Framework and been supervised by Safety Performance Assessment Program, SPAP since 2007 in all operations. We continue to enhance the standard for safety supervision and control to the present to eventually achieve the goal of Injury and Illness Free sustainably.

Target

  • Every year: 0 Fatality of Employees and Contractors
  • 2022 : 0 Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate of Employees and Contractors
  • Every year: 0 Occupational Illness Frequency Rate of Employees

Strategy

  1. Enhance the Occupational Health and Safety Management System in the workplace and transportation and increase its operational efficiency to cover both in the domestic and overseas.
  2. Establish ‘Safety Culture’ that everyone can engage and promote risk management to be taken by individual and coworkers. Aiming to be a safety culture throughout the organizations.
  3. Using digital technology to improve efficiency, agility and speed of operational performance to reduce the risks of accidents and occupational illness and disease.

Management

  • Responsibilities and accountabilities in Occupational Health and Safety managed by Workplace Safety Committee and Transportation Safety Committee with a role to determine policies, strategies, short term, medium term and long term plans, goals, and key performance indicators, as well as assessments and monitors strictly and effectiveness.
  • Extend networks of management collaboration by raising and improving the standard to build knowledge sharing.

Key Activities

Workplace Safety

SCG Safety Framework

Number of SPAP certified companies

In 2020, the number of SPAP certified companies in level 5 (Leading) is 13.5%, level 4 (Succeeding) is 70.8% and level 3 Qualify is 15.7%, respectively. Moreover 92% subsidiaries under business units of SCG have been certified for Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSAS/ TIS 18001/ ISO 45001)

In 2020, the SCG Safety Framework was updated with a concept to elevate risk assessment and risk management as well as established the standards and best practices that have been appropriately applied based on the business context and risks. The risk management has been drive effectively and systematically that align with Operation Control and Safety Culture enhancement throughout the organization. SCG Safety Framework consisted of 13 elements as follows.

Injury & Illness Free

To achieve the ultimate goal for Injury & Illness Free, every companies must comply with SCG Safety Framework.

Element 1: Safety Culture & Management Leadership

Encourage occupational health and safety as a core value and the first priority of work to everyone. Leaders have the important roles on Management Leadership and provide concrete supporting that lead to Safety Culture of SCG.

Reference: DUPONT Bradley Curve

Read more detail on leader and safety culture in SD Report 2020, P. 60

Element 2: Structure, Roles & Responsibilities

All employee and contractor in all levels have been informed and perform their duties and responsibilities on occupational health and safety clearly.

Element 3: Performance management & Continuous improvement

To ensure The concrete implementation and continuous improvement of Occupational Health and Safety Management System by setting medium term plan and action plan, leading and lagging key performance indicators with periodic performances monitoring and measurement.

Element 4: Competency, Awareness & Training

To develop knowledge and competency for employees and contractors to work safely according to the risk including enhance safety awareness with the following actions.

Element 5: System Assessment

To assess the compliance and efficiency of Occupational Health and Safety Management System then define corrective and preventive actions for continuous improvement. Every companies must conduct the internal audit every year and the external audit by 3rd Party of compliance audit at least every 2 years.

Element 6: Incident Investigation & Analysis

Focus on effective incidents prevention both work-related and off the job including occupational illness and disease, emergency.

Element 7: Risk Management

To identify, assess risk levels that lead to elimination, reduction and control hazards or risks into acceptable level in every activities, processes areas and products.

Health and Safety Risk Assessment

Element 8: Management of Change

Impact on Occupational Health and Safety for new project or any change in technology and facility has been analyze including Pre Start Up Safety Review.

Element 9: Emergency Planning and Response

To ensure that all companies have the availability of resources and can manage the resources needed to response and manage emergency related to the company’s risks such as fire, explosion, chemical spills. Including earthquakes, floods, tsunamis, etc. Then develop emergency planning and respond procedures and emergency plans, provide training and emergency drill at least once a year.

Element 10: Mechanical Integrity

The reliability of the machines, tools and equipment used in the operation that can cause severe damage to life, property as well as the disruption of the production process along the production line or interrupted production in other sections as well.

Element 11: Occupational Health

Health Management System with an integration of occupational health with industrial hygiene. Health Risk Assessment is carried out lead to determination of measures to be taking to reduce and control risks, Industrial hygiene monitoring plan, health surveillance that related to health hazards. Then, the information gained from this assessment was analyzed in coordination with occupational medicine doctors to investigate any abnormal signs that may lead to occupational illness and disease. Moreover, the information was used in examining health condition before assigning a suitable task to them and also used in setting up a holistic health care program for improving a higher quality of life of workers.

Element 12: Contractor Safety Management

Contractor Safety Management System consisted of 5 steps as follows.

Contractor’s safety poses a significant risk and target for SCG’s sustainable development strategy. Training and communication are emphasized to create knowledge, understanding especially safety awareness and reduce safety risks among contractors, in order to truly achieve injury and illness free.

Read more detail on key actions for contractors and suppliers management in SD Report 2020, Sustainable Value towards Supplier.

Targets regarding contractor and supplier safety

Targets regarding contractor and supplier safety

Element 13: Safe Work Operation

To support occupational health and safety risk management to control and/ or reduce the likelihoods of risks. SCG developed corporate standards that being applied to all companies such as.

  • Energy Isolation and Lock Out Tag Out
  • Work Permit System
  • Electrical Safety
  • Health Risk Assessment and Risk Management
  • Lifting Safety
  • Machinery Safeguarding
  • Work at high Elevation
  • SCG Life Saving Rules Guideline
  • Goods Transportation Safety Standard
  • Road Safety Standard

9 Life Saving Rules

9 Life Saving Rules

According to continuous stringent monitoring and controlling unsafe behaviors to prevent Life Saving Rules violations. In 2020, found that Life Saving Rules violations are increase and the majority of the violations were

  1. 36.83% of all violations from Refrain from drinking alcoholic beverages or using addictive substances prior to or while working, driving a motor vehicle or riding a motorcycle.
  2. 29.46% of all violations from Wear a safety belt when traveling in a motor vehicle.
  3. 13.39% of all violations from Use fall protection equipment when working outside a protective environment where one can fall over 1.8 meters.

Travelling and Transportation Safety

The period between 2020 and 2024 marks the implementation of the Medium Term Plan. Earlier in the year 2019, SCG has implemented several important foundations such as establishing the Goods Transportation Safety standard, which is the same standard for all business units and to be applied to all carriers by encouraging them to be able to supervise their own safety.

In 2020, SCG has established the SCG Transportation Safety: Sustainability Program to promote 7 carriers to be Model Carriers to be a good role model for other carriers. The program starts with communicating to the executives of the carriers and make them understand the importance of being a leader in safety, corporate culture and enable their employees to participate in working safely, understand and able to comply with the required safety standards and will expand to all strategic carriers.

In the part of travelling, apart from being part of Life Saving Rules, SCG has set a Road Safety standard that is used as the same standard for all business units. Thus, causing zero fatality from the use of vehicles in the company business.

Product and Service Safety Program

SCG has integrated product and service safety policy in a part of Quality Management System that is in conformance to product liability and monitor the effectiveness of the implementation by the Quality Management Review Committee in each company. The Systemic implementation cover the product hazard analysis (PHA) as a whole life cycle from production, transportation, storage, use and disposal in order to prevent defects in the product design, production process and preparation of warning labels according to international standards to be more effective. SCG has handling complaints management measures, incident investigation and emergency response are also undertaken to practice in order to promptly and effectively response to the needs of customers and consumers. In addition, SCG also provides training program to employees and relevant stakeholders on a regular basis and the effectiveness of the implementation is assessed through ISO 9001 internal and external audits continuously. In 2020, 99% subsidiaries have been certified for Quality Management System.

Moreover, SCG has also implemented Product program are includes services and solutions covering Environment Health and Safety that responds to consumer needs as way to create business opportunities under SCG Green Choice label as well.

Read more detail on key actions for contractors and suppliers management in SD Report 2020, SCG Green Choice and Product Stewardship

Product Service and Solution process

Product Service and Solution process

Social Performance

Health and Safety (Refer to Safety Incident Information and Reporting Standard)