Our Safety, Health, and Environmental (SH&E) Policy firmly commits us to maintaining a safe, healthful, and environmentally sound workplace at all our offices and project facilities. Our core value of safety guides this policy, supported by our belief that SH&E performance is a key business performance indicator. All employees and stakeholders are expected to actively engage in and be responsible for SH&E issues, both in the workplace and in our homes and communities, which requires the combined efforts of a concerned executive leadership team and conscientious, well-trained employees and stakeholders. Our SH&E Policy highlights that our executive management will lead, monitor, and improve the performance of our SH&E management systems, regularly communicating performance transparently to ensure their continuing suitability, adequacy, and effectiveness at regular intervals. The SH&E Policy is supported by industry best practices and our Environmental, Safety, Health, and Risk Program (ESHARP) which is implemented at each project and includes our partners and subcontractors.
Our leadership’s commitment to our core value of safety underscores continual leadership accountability, visible leadership commitment to our risk management processes, and effective stakeholder involvement—at every level of our global organization. We monitor and strive to implement operations, procedures, technologies, and programs that are conducive to maintaining safe, healthful, and environmentally sound workplaces. This visible culture, supported by our sophisticated, effective, and externally validated Environmental, Safety, Health, and Risk Program (ESHARP) management system, results in safe work performance considered among the best in the industry.
Several of our offices and projects in MEA completed a series of audits from BSI and obtained a renewal of our accreditations for ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System and ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety Management System. We continue to maintain Certificates of Recognition (COR) in the Canadian provinces of Alberta and Ontario. Accreditations are often a prerequisite to perform work, and they reassure our clients that we meet international standards. In addition, we’re the oldest of only five companies enrolled in US OSHA’s Corporate Voluntary Protection Program. OSHA VPP status has been achieved at 23 project sites through 2021.
As an industry-leading provider of high-value technical and management solutions, we’re firmly committed to maintaining a safe and healthy environment in all our offices and on each of our programs. We collect several leading and trailing metrics of occupational safety and health performance as well as provide a wealth of awareness and education/training opportunities to all employees and partners.