To reach the ambitious Vision 2020 objectives and maintain the level of vigilance, the “Proud to be a daily hero” global awareness campaign was launched in October 2018. It aims at encouraging each employee to act safely and in a clean way.
The first focus of the campaign was to prevent accidents as employees move from place to place.
At the same time, we are seeking to reduce employees’ exposure to musculoskeletal disorders, in connection with initiatives by the Human Resources Department for the prevention of psychosocial risks.
Following a grass-roots survey conducted in June 2018 on the risk exposure, an action plan for 2019-2020 was drawn up to apply the HSE model to commercial operations worldwide.
- 100% of our European sites hold an internationally recognized Health Safety certification.
- bioMérieux teams are targeting a reduction in the rate of occupational accidents by 2020 to reach a rate of 1.6 or less, which is especially low for the industrial sector internationally. The Health, Safety and Environmental policy, initially developed for production facilities, has gradually been expanded to include commercial subsidiaries as well. Our US subsidiary launched a road safety training program in 2016 for all employees who use their vehicle for professional purposes.
bioMérieux pays a particular attention to fostering well-being at work for all its employees around the world. In France, the first agreement on quality of life at work was signed unanimously at the beginning of 2019 by the unions present in the Company. This agreement reflects bioMérieux's willingness to continue to develop favorable conditions for the commitment, the motivation of the teams and the individual and collective well-being of its employees. It comes in addition to many measures already in place in the Company. Several priority themes have been defined, including: