Through the Environmental Control, Safety and Hygiene (CASH for its initials in Spanish) area, we safeguard the integrity and wellbeing of our employees; we prevent and mitigate incidents that affect the environment and maintain a culture of safety and risk prevention.

Each of our sites has a work program aligned with these goals. The program is based on risk studies and backed by safety and hygiene regulations to measure risks pertaining to machinery, equipment, storage, chemical control, work environment, noise, and high and low temperatures.

The Safety and Hygiene Commission of each plant conducts a Workplace Safety Analysis covering health and safety risks. In addition, we make accident prevention plans and run internal civil protection programs.

Since 2016, CASH has been developing Environmental Control, Safety and Hygiene within the World Class Manufacturing (WCM) outline; the project is expected to be finished in 2018.

Similarly, we have a major emergency plan, designed to respond to any contingency in plants and distribution centers concerning environmental risks and prevention of damage to personnel and installations. The plan involves brigades which support and coordinate communication between affected, adjoining and corporate areas. Five contingencies arose in 2017.

Thanks to this continuous effort, during 2018, we managed to reduce the accident rate by 19%; similarly, we decreased the rate of days lost by 22%. Accident statistics include the Nestlé and Nutrisa staff.

Our personnel is not exposed to specific diseases.

 

Year

Gender

Accidents

Accident rate*

Days lost from accidents

Rate of days lost from accidents**

2018

Women

81

1.55

934

17.83

Men

98

1.41

1,843

26.54

Total

179

1.47

2,777

22.79

 

Year

Gender

Accidents

Accident rate*

Days lost from accidents

Rate of days lost from accidents**

2017

Women

68

1.5

1,024

22.52

Men

147

2

2,423

33.02

Total

215

1.81

3,447

29

(*) The injury rate expresses the number of accidents in 2015 in relation to the total man-hours worked per 200,000.

(**) The lost day rate is expressed by comparing the total days lost with the total man-hours worked per 200,000.

The 200,000 factor is the result of 50 working weeks of 40 hours per 100 employees. By using this factor, the resulting rate is linked to the number of workers, not the number of hours.

This year, the Healthy Eating Program spread to Los Mochis, Sinaloa, bringing the number of locations in the program to four, along with Mexico City, Estado de México and San Luis Potosí.

The program provides our employees with dietary assessment through healthy eating plans and monthly follow-ups. In 2017, 2,570 consultations were given, and our employees lost a total of 1,341 kg.

During 2017: We provided 160, 356 hours of training, which represented an average of 17 hours per employee, with an investment of 9 million pesos.