When it comes to encouraging a culture of safety at work, it’s important that our managers can be seen to be leading by example. In line with this belief we created Safety Walks, a programme that involves our most senior teams touring our offices, warehouses and factories to carry out inspections, identify risks and discuss health and safety issues with employees.
In 2014 and 2015 combined we carried out 536 Safety Walks. These involved senior leadership team members including Fiona Kendrick and our factory management teams across Nestlé UK & Ireland. This was well ahead of our target of 430 over the two-year period, demonstrating the importance of visible leadership in health and safety.