Traditionally, the “Workers’ Memorial Day” – the International Day of Remembrance of People who Died or were Injured at Work is celebrated all over the world on April 28. According to the International Labor Organization, about 6,000 people die in the workplace every day in the world, and this figure increases approximately by 10% annually.
The topic of the 2022 Workers’ Memorial Day is “Act Together to Build a Positive Safety and Health Culture”. In view of this, “joint efforts” mean the responsibility and participation of each employee in the formation of safe working conditions.
The issues of improving the health, safety and environment system (hereinafter – HSE) are of the highest priority for me personally and for the Fund as a whole. A person’s life was and remains the main value. All employees of the Fund Group, without exception, must return home to their families unharmed.
Samruk-Kazyna JSC has announced the current year as the “Year of Safety and Labor Protection”. Each of us should think about personal contribution and participation in improving the HSE system, set specific goals that contribute to achieving a high level of prevention of accidents and injuries in the workplace.
Over three years, the Fund’s Group of Companies has carried out significant work in the field of HSE. In 2021, the number of the injured decreased by 36% as compared to 2019. But we are still far from positive targets. We expect all employees of the Fund Group to increase their personal commitment to occupational safety and health issues. To do this, it is necessary to transform the culture of thinking and create a high team spirit.
I am sure we can prevent any accident.
To build a positive HSE culture, the employees should:
- be responsible for the safe work, for their personal safety and the safety of their colleagues;
- immediately report violations of HSE requirements, accidents, potentially dangerous incidents;
- take measures to stop or correct unsafe work or unsafe working conditions;
- be an active advocate for HSE compliance.
All these efforts should be supported by modern digital solutions. This is the only way we can achieve a tangible risk reduction.
Our employees are the main value of the company. The results of the Fund’s activities and the value created for investors depend on the level of professionalism and safety of each employee.
We are interested in achieving the HSE goals and encourage everyone to join in the implementation of its ideas. Our hard work to protect the health and safety of our employees, contractors and the public is a fundamental factor in the long-term and successful business of the Samruk-Kazyna JSC Group of Companies.