At Saint-Gobain health and safety come first. Safety Safety is a core value at Saint-Gobain. This reflects a deep corporate commitment that is put into practice by involving every Saint-Gobain employee. All business units work towards these goals: Zero work-related accidents; Zero occupational illnesses; and Zero non-recovered waste. Saint-Gobain is hence committed to enforce safety in all its businesses through various actions. Since May 2016, the Saint-Gobain sub-Saharan Africa Delegation has organised an annual Safety Forum. The Safety Forum aims at engaging Managing Directors and Safety Representatives in the management of all forms of risk. It encourages them to measure priorities and performances, based on group standards, and to share best practices. This initiative underlines Saint-Gobain’s commitment to the safety of its employees. Every second year Saint-Gobain dedicates a day to environmental, health and safety awareness. Our 170 000 employees in 67 countries across the world join hands in solidarity to recognise the importance of EHS. Everyone takes part in a range of activities and training. As part of the Group’s promotion of a safety culture, Saint-Gobain sub-Saharan Africa recognises outstanding performances through the Millionaire Club, celebrating sites and plants that have achieved 1 million man hours accident-free. v.olivier.jpg Health Saint-Gobain has adopted a health policy that sets guidelines for Group initiatives to protect the health of its: Permanent and temporary employees and sub-contractors; Customers and product users; and Site neighbours. All Saint-Gobain sites worldwide are expected to deploy the health policy in compliance with local regulations and along with other tools already implemented by the Group. At Group level, the CEO endorses an annual health and safety day across the globe. All sites are expected to set aside specific time for environment, health and safety awareness on this day each year. Occupational Health surveillance in Zimbabwe At the Saint-Gobain Gyproc factory plant in Zimbabwe, Occupational Health surveillance is carried out for all employees who work in dusty, noisy and heat related areas. The initiative is aimed at ensuring that all employees remain in sound health. The plant provides medical care for its employees and their families through a fully equipped on-site clinic, complemented by a medical policy that covers all dependents. This on-site clinic is manned by a qualified doctor and an occupational health nurse. The company runs a comprehensive policy on HIV/Aids, which covers issues of non-disclosure and non-discrimination. The plan also has a Wellness Programme, which promotes healthy eating, provides employees with a fitness facility, and offers programmes to master their weight (Biggest Loser Competition) and track their body mass index (Know Your Numbers). The company also organises races, volleyball matches and soccer games as part of its commitment to ensure a fit and healthy workforce. Reverse parking is a prerequisite at all our sites. Occupational health surveillance, Zimbabwe Occupational health surveillance, Zimbabwe Gyproc’s Donn plant was one of three millionaire sites in 2014 Did you know ? At the Saint-Gobain Gyproc factory plant in Zimbabwe, Occupational Health surveillance is carried out for all employees who work in dusty, noisy and heat related areas.