Health and safety

Barilla ensures that everyone who works at the Group's production sites and offices or belongs to the sales force, benefits from a work environment in which the health and safety of everyone is protected.

For this reason, Barilla has established a specific company policy for the management and protection of health and safety in the workplace. Over 80% of production facilities are certified to technical standard OHSAS:18001.

86% of employees work in production sites with OHSAS:18001 certification



CERTIFICATED PRODUCTION SITES

CERTIFICATED PRODUCTION SITES

Barilla also conducts numerous audits and inspections at its offices and production sites in the course of the year for the purpose of preventing fire and verifying safety standards. Every year, furthermore, the Group's dedicated health and safety management function checks that all production facilities are in compliance with local legislation governing health and safety in the workplace.

64 audits were conducted during the year in 40 production sites and offices for the purpose of verifying safety standards

The Group also pays close attention to staff training, as an integral part of its prevention program. As well as annual courses on health and safety issues, all new employees receive ad hoc training in this respect and in relation to the main risks associated with their role. Furthermore, the emergency teams established within the Group take part in specific courses in fire prevention, explosion prevention and first aid procedures. Barilla delivered more than 42,000 hours of occupational health and safety training to its employees in 2017.

42,032 hours of occupational health and safety training were delivered during the year

Thanks to its constant attention to the health and safety of its employees and to the activities it undertakes, Barilla has recorded a 12% reduction in the number of injuries compared with the previous year. Moreover, the Group recorded no fatal accidents in 2017, and in 9 production plants there have been no accidents for at least one year.

50% reduction in the number of injuries compared with 2010

INCIDENTS BY GEOGRAPHICAL AREA

INCIDENTS BY GEOGRAPHICAL AREA

INJURY SEVERITY INDEX

2017

2016

0.49

0.40

Severity index calculated as: (total number of days of absence per injury / total number of hours worked) *1,000

INJURY FREQUENCY INDEX

 

2017

2016

10.2

11.8

Frequency index calculated as: (total number injuries / total number of hours worked) *1,000,000