Occupational Health and Safety
The Company has a consistent policy to improve occupational health and safety measures and working conditions at the operational units of each of its enterprises.
All the enterprises have comprehensive programmes to improve working conditions, which have been developed using data that measures the occupational hazards and are based on the requirements of the current collective bargaining agreement. Enterprises evaluate working conditions and implement measures to mitigate the impact of the workers’ exposure to hazards. In 2014, nearly USD 5.32 million was allocated to occupational health and safety measures.
Targeted work is in progress to enhance the quality and effectiveness of personal and collective protective equipment used by the workers. Last year, USD 7.31 million was spent on modern personal protective equipment.
Occupational health and safety efforts at Company enterprises are undertaken in accordance with plans for major health and safety efforts and assessment of operational risks. In 2014, more than USD 15.55 million was allocated for programmes and efforts to improve industrial and fire safety.