SUEZ in India: Focusing on Safety First

Prioritizing a healthy body, mind and spirit has been ingrained in the ethos of SUEZ. We are known to have an absolute no-tolerance policy against lapses in following the Health & Safety protocols. The International Labour Organisation (ILO) estimates that around 2.3 million women and men worldwide succumb to work-related accidents or diseases every year; this corresponds to over 6000 deaths every day. 

It has been widely recorded in numerous studies, the value of investing in employees’ wellness. Organisations with strong health & safety protocols outperform their competitors. From both the ethical and strategic perspectives, it offers numerous benefits like improved health & well-being, greater productivity, high performance, more resilience, increased job satisfaction, lower absence and attrition rate, less workplace injury and compensation rates.

SUEZ as a trusted partner in circular solutions for water and waste, from day 1 has ensured the health & safety of its workforce remains its number one priority.

The follow-up through an end-line survey towards the end of the campaign showed a marked difference in terms of how staff felt about the need to prioritise not just their own Health & Safety but that of their colleagues & other stakeholders and how dedicated campaigns can reiterate the message in a more constructive and impactful way. The overall participation also went up from 65% in the initial survey to around 80% in the end-line survey, an overall positive spike in terms of workforce response. 
All these were conducted not just for the SUEZ India staff but also for other stakeholders like subcontractors, Client & Consultants / municipal body representatives, RWAs, members of the LGBTQI+ community, youth, women, representatives from law & order and more.

We at SUEZ promote and implement responsible behaviors. Our Health & Safety campaign was one such dedicated endeavor in this regard.