Our approach is based on education, intervention and collaboration. Sharing lessons learned across our businesses has been fundamental to maintaining our solid track record in safety.
Whilst each locality adopts processes specific to national safety risks and legislation, all apply three key Group protocols:
Continued investment in safety management systems across our operations demonstrates our commitment to market-leading health and safety expertise. It also supports our drive for transparency and accountability. Each country leverages a bespoke safety management system, supporting leadership safety interactions, operational risk assessments and incident management. Insights gained from these systems further support process improvement across the business.
Our safety performance is continuously monitored, transparently reported and considered at every meeting of the Board and the Corporate Responsibility Committee.
Our safety culture emphasises the fundamental importance of incident prevention and intervention. Through awareness, information and training, we empower our people to take individual and collective responsibility for their own safety and the safety of those around them.
In 2022, our global Lost Time Incident Frequency Rate (LTIFR) fell to 2.27, below the limit of 2.79. We had a total of 2,005 global lost time incidents in 2022, which represents a 33% reduction in incident numbers since 2018.
Compass’ core values and global safety protocols guide the decisions, actions and behaviours of our people and serve as a foundation for the way we conduct business.
Our suppliers undergo a rigorous approval process, with any areas for improvement rapidly remedied to mitigate wider risks. An increasing number of our businesses’ sites operate to ISO 22000 food safety management system standards or similar Safe Quality Food (SQF) standards. Food safety training is delivered at the local level to account for unique market risks associated with food hygiene and allergen regulations.
We take a robust approach to any food safety incidents, with protocols in place to report and respond rapidly. Learnings are shared internally to continually evaluate and improve practices. In 2022, our Food Safety Incident (FSIR) rate fell to 0.14, below the limit of 0.24. We had a total of 849 food safety incidents in 2022, which represents a 42% reduction in incident numbers since 2018.
We have worked hard to create a culture that takes safety seriously and to train our people to adopt behaviours that keep them free from harm. Board and Executive Committee meetings regularly feature health and safety updates. The Corporate Responsibility Committee reviews the Group’s Health and Safety Policies annually to ensure that they continue to reflect our aims and aspirations and adhere to current legislation.
Our safety culture empowers our people to take responsibility for their safety and the safety of their colleagues. This is further cultivated by our network of safety leaders operating at every level within our businesses.
Countries are required to report monthly to the Company on their LTIFR and FSIR. The management bonus scheme is linked to these key performance indicators.