We place the health and safety of our workforce at the forefront of our business agenda. We’ve also recently reinforced our safety efforts through the establishment of a Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) Policy for operating plants.
In 2022, ACEN rolled out activities and procedures in line with the HSSE policy to strengthen the company’s safety performance. Improved data collection guidelines and clear requirements to set Key Result Areas (KRAs) on HSSE have been established for ACEN. Furthermore, ACEN’s performance parameters on safety include contractors, who are required to undergo a prequalification process aligned with ACEN’s safety rules, policies and workplace procedures.
Recognizing the importance to equip workers with skills and knowledge to perform their duties safely and effectively, ACEN conducts safety trainings on a monthly basis across its different operating sites. Additionally, a risk management process to identify, assess and prioritize health and safety risks is implemented at the plant operations level to minimize the probability or impact of potential incidents.
Additionally, a risk management process to identify, assess and prioritize health and safety risks is implemented at the plant operations level to minimize the probability or impact of potential incidents.
In order to effectively prepare for and respond to emergencies, ACEN has established an Incident Management System (IMS), which covers ACEN’s personnel, contractors, subcontractors and other parties involved in the operations of ACEN. This procedure adopts the Incident Command System to align with industry standards and facilitate smooth coordination with external parties such as government agencies that utilize the same system during emergency response or incident management.
ACEN has designated an Emergency Response Coordinator to ensure the effectiveness of the company’s IMS, while Incident Commanders are deployed to ensure incident safety on-site and communicate relevant information to internal and external stakeholders. Incident Management Teams are also mobilized per site to implement necessary response procedures for incidents and emergencies.
Adhering with top international working standards, nine of ACEN’s operating plants in the Philippines are certified under ISO 45001: 2018 (Occupational Health and Safety). Furthermore, the company has prepared internal audit procedures to evaluate the performance and procedures of these sites in reference to the requirements of ISO 45001: 2018.
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