Endesa's outlook, mission and policy for health and safety in the workplace
The health and safety of people working at Endesa and improving our working conditions are our company's fundamental and priority goals.
All of Endesa employees are active players and responsible for the implementation of the Occupational health and safety policy and for the fulfilment of its expectations.
These goals encompass everyone working for Endesa, without any distinction between own staff and companies that work with us and help us do our job.
Endesa aims at being an electricity company that is known for its daily work on health and safety in the workplace and also wishes to be considered a benchmark company in this field.
In this regard, this year, once again Endesa has been recognised in the annual Dow Jones Sustainability Index review for accrediting advanced practices in Occupational Risk Prevention.
We continue to work with these unnegotiable principles, firmly established within our business culture and accordingly, we have achieved an accumulated reduction in the number of accidents over the last three years of 53%.
This positive figure is the result of the collective and constant efforts of all involved in analysing risks and improving planning processes in terms of routine and extraordinary actions.
Actions carried out last year, such as the 66,000 safety inspections conducted of both own employees and contractors, around 150,000 hours of training in occupational health and safety for own employees or the extensive use of specific prevention software for business lines, are just a few examples of the hard work carried out in all areas and at all levels.
The increased awareness among all the members of the company regarding the importance of Safety and the continuous work carried out to promote a responsible and preventive attitude of those working within the company and also external workers, have also had a positive impact.
However, despite these results, in terms of occupational risks, we cannot afford to feel satisfied or complacent. We should always aspire for more and keep working, adopting as many measures as possible within our reach, envisaging the risks that inevitably are part and parcel of our work.
In order to maintain these constant improvements of recent years, the company has designed its action plans for 2017, focusing on leadership and the optimisation of procedures and work methods, as well as training in the area of safety.
At Endesa, we are promoting a comprehensive outlook on health, understood not just as the absence of disease, but as a satisfactory state of physical and mental well-being for both our workers and their families.
We also believe that correct information on topics related to health and well-being is key to healthy, safe and responsible behaviour.
In order to prevent health issues such as musculoskeletal injuries and disorders, programmes including information leaflets, specific recommendations during medical check-ups, etc. are underway.
99% of Endesa’s members of staff work in environments that comply with the OHSAS18001 certification (Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series).
In order to improve health and safety for all our workers and for the companies working with us, Endesa has set preventive goals such as certifying its occupational risk management system in all its business units.
The main aim of applying a certified system is to develop best practices in accident prevention, in addition to preventing any violations, increasing the added value of our work and guaranteeing constant compliance with applicable health and safety legislation.