Our people

Ensuring health and safety

All employees have the right to be protected from work-related injuries and illnesses. We provide a safe and healthy work environment and we promote a culture that prioritizes people’s health and safety.

What does this mean for JTI?

We work together to enhance our safety culture and to provide safe working conditions. We promote safety awareness and equip ourselves with the knowledge and tools to recognize hazards, prevent incidents and protect the health of all employees.

What does this mean to me as an employee?

I ensure that I attend all relevant Health and Safety training and am familiar with local health and safety procedures.

I take responsibility for my own safety and that of my colleagues. If I am required to operate machinery or drive a Company vehicle, I must behave safely and responsibly and be mindful of potential hazards. I must not operate machinery, drive or carry out any other activity that may result in harm to myself or others if my judgment or performance is impaired.

I report any unsafe conditions, incidents, near misses or unsafe behaviors.

As a manager, I am responsible for proactively leading our safety culture. I ensure that employees have the required competencies, knowledge, training and equipment to work safely. If a health and safety incident or risk is brought to my attention, I address it immediately.

What does this mean for our business partners?

We expect our business partners to ensure safe working conditions and practices. They are required to have adequate policies and systems in place for managing health and safety.

What situations could this apply to?

Here are some examples of possible hazardous or risky situations:

  • I am concerned that a colleague intends to drive or operate machinery under the influence of alcohol.
  • My manager has asked me to carry out a task, but I have not yet received adequate training to do so safely.
  • I’ve noticed a damaged electrical cable which may result in an injury to myself or my colleague.

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