Zodiac Aerospace deploys an industrial management policy that places paramount importance on personal safety, both at the Group’s sites and, via the REACH program, at its main suppliers.
In this context, the Group embarked on has an active policy to reduce accidents at work, with the objective of reducing the risk to zero. Industrial risk management results in two priority areas:
Developed as of the reports of the Group's insurance company engineers, the risk level of each Zodiac Aerospace site is assessed on a scale from A (highly protected with respect to risk) to D (medium risk level). This ranking reinforces the Group's sites protection and prioritizes the actions to implement. During the 2014 / 2015 financial year, 84 of the 88 sites visited by the insurer were classified A, B or C. Corrective actions have been taken to enhance the security of the 4 sites identified D.
The Group has set up business continuity plans (BCPs). In particular, these BCPs are designed to assess the risks and methods for restarting internal and sub-contracted production activities in the event of a major disaster at a Group site.
Zodiac Aerospace has strengthened its substitution plan for hazardous substance to protect its employees and to avoid a negative impact on the environment. Any additional chemical, used in our production, must be validated by the Environment / Safety Group managers. A database is in place in each site with all safety data sheets referenced. The Environment / Safety teams also rely on a decision support tool to quickly identify the danger of a product.
At the same time, several training plans have been put in place regarding the new labeling and classifications of chemical products in order to prepare for the new CLP (Conditioning, Labeling and Packaging) regulations.
REACH is the EC Regulation on the registration, evaluation, authorization and restriction of chemical substances. Its main objectives are: