Health and Safety
At ADAMA, we believe that everyone is entitled to a work environment that is both safe and healthy. To fulfill this commitment, we strive to proactively address health and safety (H&S) risks, to identify skill gaps, and to promote a safe organizational culture. Our commitment to H&S is formulated in the Global EHS policy and supported by the ADAMA Code of Conduct.
Managing Health and Safety
While important in all facilities, managing health and safety is especially crucial at our production sites, where the potential for accidents, exposure to hazardous materials, or erroneous use of equipment, is higher than at other facilities.
Our sites are governed by localized EHS policies and guidelines, and we intend to certify all sites which are not yet certified with ISO 45001, 18001, 14001.
Global H&S Processes
In 2020, we continued to build our global safety processes, by standardizing:
- Merging our event classification and reporting with Syngenta Group
- Confined space safety procedures
- Managing all Covied 19 aspects cross all global locations
- Build our safety education process
- Train and certified new process safety engineers
- Take active part in major projects safety
Our process safety is led by proactive HAZOP, JSA, PSA (Job Hazards and Process Safety Analysis) and is based on the 20 OSHA elements for assessment, which are followed closely and documented.20
Monitoring and Assessment
We measure and monitor all processes and perform in-depth analyses of each safety incident, so that we are better prepared to prevent recurrences.
ADAMA’s Global HSE team hosts monthly meetings with the HSE managers for all our sites and our senior management. These meetings provide the opportunity to discuss the current H&S status and determine steps we should take to strengthen and control its implementation. Additionally, we measure and publish monthly safety KPIs and reports.
Periodic tests are held to ensure the health of our employees. These may include blood and urine tests to help determine whether employees have been exposed to unsafe substance levels. In addition, we hold periodic tests at all our manufacturing plants, to determine the level of hazardous materials that may be present in each working area.
During 2020, we conducted 2 comprehensive HSE Internal reviews due to covied 19 guidelines
Analyzing H&S Risks
In recent years, we introduced a new management review process that includes root cause analysis. Besides analyzing the direct cause of incidents and their physical consequences, this analysis helps us identify their underlying roots.
Developing H&S Culture
At ADAMA, we are aiming to build an incident-free work environment, in which safety is automatically integrated into business practices. We are already halfway to this goal and our main managerial focus is now concentrated on developing an organizational culture for safety, which will influence behaviors of all our people.
In 2019, we established our H&S model that outlines a 5-step path towards our desired outcome: From “Acting Safe” to “Being Safe.” All our sites have reached third step, or higher, of the process
Health and Safety Commandments
To create a simple, unified H&S approach across our work sites, we have created our own “safety commandments.” Containing eleven clear and concise rules, the guide has been translated into the local languages, and is posted in a central location at all our facilities so that it is visible to all employees.
Merging with Syngenta group
During 2020 we adopted Syngenta group life saving rules and communicate it cross the organization
Communicating About Safety - HSE Portal
To make communication about safety even smoother, we built a HSE portal with all the relevant information which is now available to all employees.
This information includes policies, updated global procedures, lessons learned, and KPIs.
To ease the communication about safety we built a HSE portal with all relevant information employees will need, including policies, updated global procedures, lessons learned, KPIs etc.
All our sites adopt a local cell applications, that are used to report unsafe conditions, including assigning incidents to the responsible party, tracking progress and handling of the hazard.
Reduction of Injuries
According to OSHA, there were 49 recordable injuries at ADAMA in 2019, which is within our goal of up to 50. For 2020, our goal limit is set at 40 recordable injuries, however, we will strive to reduce this number to zero.
Continuous reduction of the injury rate since 2012, reaching 0.46 in 2020
In 2021 we are planning to decrease total injuries by 15%
In 2021, we are planning to introduce new procedures and processes such as “Work Permits,” “Hot Work Processes,” and “Preparing for an Emergency.”
GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards
GRI 103, GRI 102-7, GRI 102-8, GRI 404-2, GRI 404-3
Sustainable Development Goals
Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.