‘Our policy is based on the integration of health and safety, and among its most crucial points is the global sharing of our Health and Safety Vision,’ said Enel CEO and General Manager Fulvio Conti.
The H&S Vision is an integral part of Enel safety culture and must be the distinguishing feature of how every Enel citizen works. We will only succeed in becoming a zero accidents company if we have managers, colleagues and contractors who consider health and safety strategic factors for integration, efficiency and professionalism. We will only succeed by saying “NO” to unsafe behaviors and conditions, working together with contractors in order to raise health and safety standards and taking care of ourselves as well as of others, inspiring and encouraging everybody to adopt safe and healthy behaviors.
These values are translated in Enel also in the Stop Work Policy, launched by the CEO Fulvio Conti during the opening event of V International Health & Safety Week, points out Enel commitment to ensure safe workplaces and safe working conditions. It establishes that:
- our Company we accept only one way of working: safely working
- each Enel citizen is responsible for his own safety and that of his colleagues and, regardless of his position, seniority or role, has the right and duty to intervene and stop any activities which he believes is putting health and safety seriously at risk.
The International Health and Safety Week is a consolidate event in Enel which take part in all of the workplaces and Countries the Group is present. The fourth International Health and Safety Week was awarded a prize by the President of the Italian Republic Giorgio Napolitano in recognition of the high symbolic value of Enel’s initiative, “committed to promoting, with a deep sense of ethical and civil responsibility, a broader awareness of the need for complete, effective protection of workers’ health and safety”.
Year after year Enel commits to spreading the culture of safety and respect for life, making it a priority both for employees and contractors. Between 2008 and 2012 the frequency of accidents at work dropped by 49 percent for Enel Group employees, while serious accidents and deaths fell by 75 percent. For contractors they were cut by 67 percent. During the course of 2012 alone Enel offered over 1,140,000 hours of safety training and education.