Workplace Health and Safety

Our approach

Amcor cares about the safety of our co-workers and recognises that injuries result in needless suffering to individuals and their families.

Our ultimate goal is No Injuries.

We have a set of mandatory global standards for safety, environmental management and security that each of our sites must comply with. Internal audits of each site are conducted at least annually and third party audits are conducted at least every 3 years to measure compliance against these standards and/or internationally recognised standards such as OHSAS18001. Amcor’s businesses are required to report regularly to Amcor’s Board on compliance with these standards and with local legislation.

Amcor’s sites choose to be certified to international safety standards such as AS4801 or OSHAS 18001 depending upon local legal requirements, customer requests, or inherent risks present on site. Amcor’s safety policy statement outlines our corporate level objectives and commitments. Site-level procedures and plans provide details of how sites should meet the minimum compliance requirements outlined in the Standards.

Our five year strategic plan for workplace safety and environmental management requires that the following objectives are met:

  1. Build internal commitment to safety and environmental management, and demonstrate leadership across all levels of the organisation;
  2. Establish and maintain a best practice governance framework;
  3. Build a performance culture of line ownership, co-worker involvement and systems integration; and
  4. Ensure co-workers are trained and engaged in identifying and eliminating workplace risks.

All Amcor sites have annual action plans in place to support these objectives.

Amcor’s safety performance is measured using two criteria – Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate (LTIFR) and Recordable Case Frequency Rate (RCFR). The Lost Time Injuries severity rate is also measured.

Annual Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate

Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate

Amcor’s LTIFR is measured by calculating the number of injuries resulting in at least one full work day lost per million hours worked.

Annual Recordable Case Frequency Rate

Recordable case Frequency Rate

Amcor’s RCFR is measured by calculating the combined total of medical treatment cases and injuries resulting in at least one full work day per million hours worked. 

Achieving a reduction in recordable cases frequency from the previous year is a key performance indicator for Amcor’s CEO and Senior Executives, against which a percentage of their short term incentive remuneration is based. 

Health and wellbeing programs

Amcor offers Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)  to our co-workers. An Employee Assistance Programs is a work‐based intervention program designed to enhance the emotional, mental and general psychological wellbeing of all employees and includes services for immediate family members. Similar programs are offered to other co-workers on a country-by-country basis, sometimes as part of medical insurance services.

The aim is to provide preventive and proactive interventions for the early detection, identification and/or resolution of both work and personal problems that may adversely affect performance and wellbeing. These problems and issues may include, but are not limited to, relationships, health, trauma, substance abuse, gambling and other addictions, financial problems, depression, anxiety disorders, psychiatric disorders, communication problems, legal and coping with change.

All Amcor co-workers travelling for business purposes have access to the Amcor TravelSafe program, which offers pre-travel advice, travel tracking and incident response. The program tracks the risk rating of each trip, based on the countries visited. This enables the active management of personal risk to Amcor co-workers travelling on business.

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