Endesa considers that continuous improvement in working conditions and occupational health and safety protection are key features of its corporate culture. That is why within the organisation we have created an Occupational Health & Safety Policy and an Occupational Health and Safety System based on the ISO 45001:2018 standard.
This policy is public and is communicated to all interested parties, including the staff, collaborating companies, institutions, the business community, civil society, local communities and customers.
The Chief Executive Officer and the Management Committee also participate in the process of continuous improvement, monitoring and compliance with the policy. This participation focusses on meeting qualitative and quantitative objectives, behaviours by business, as well as accident and absenteeism indicators.
Endesa's Occupational Health and Safety Management System, in accordance with ISO 45001, consists of a series of responsibilities, processes and resources needed to manage the production process. The company's Senior Management, represented by the Chief Executive Officer, reviews the system every year.
With the aim of reinforcing risk awareness and promoting responsible behaviour to ensure that work is completed with good quality and without accidents, we also have a "Stop Work Policy". This initiative urges all workers to act quickly and stop any activity that poses a risk to their own or others' health and safety, any risky behaviour and any action, omission or situation that may create risk or cause an accident or damage.
We specify their inclusion in Endesa's Occupational Health and Safety strategy through the implementation of the occupational health and safety policies in all the companies that are part of the Group. Each company has its own specific preventive planning, as well as fully comprehensive specific work plans, emphasising not only the physical but also the emotional/psycho-social environment and the promotion of safe and healthy habits. These documents include the priorities, actions to be taken, who is responsible, the necessary budgets, frequency of monitoring, start and end dates for each goal, its indicators and the expected results, as well as the methods for measuring these objectives, with the aim of eliminating, controlling and reducing risks.
We also verify the effectiveness of workplace risk prevention in contracting companies through the "Contractor Assessment" programme. A company specialising in consultancy and auditing in workplace risk prevention assesses each company and, depending on the score obtained, either the qualification to be an Endesa contractor is granted or, on the contrary, an action plan is required to eliminate the identified gaps. Monitoring and control actions are conducted on the works, with analysis of each accident by a committee made up of experts, establishing corrective measures to prevent another similar situation from being repeated.
The main pillars developed are the following:
- Occupational Health and Safety awareness.
- Observing and controlling activity.
- Monitoring of collaborating companies.
- Occupational Health and Safety Management System.
- Innovation, improvements in equipment and technologies.
- Process automation and optimisation.
- Psychosocial risks.