Amcor’s Code of Conduct and Ethics Policy states: ‘Amcor cares about the safety of its people 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:
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.
Amcor’s LTIFR is measured by calculating the number of injuries resulting in at least one full work day lost per million hours worked. In FY2011/12, the LTIFR was 0.7, corresponding to 56 cases across our global business. This represents a 12.5% improvement, compared to the previous year’s result of 0.8.
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. In FY2011/12, the RCFR was 3.1, corresponding to 243 cases across our global business. This represents an improvement of 22.5% when compared to the previous year’s result of 4.12.
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 renumeration is based.
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.
Approximately 20000 unique international trips are tracked by the TravelSafe program each year. 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.
Amcor offers Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) to approximately 70% of 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.