SPIE demonstrates its values through its commitment to social and environmental responsibility, focusing efforts primarily on four major issues. In health and safety, the Group aims to achieve zero risk for all of its staff and service providers. To encourage diversity, it ensures equal opportunity for all. In ethics, it works to promote transparency at every level. Lastly, it is committed to achieving tangible objectives concerning the environment.
Prevention, Health and Safety: achieving zero risk
For SPIE, the health and safety of its employees and partners is a top priority. For this reason, the Group has set procedures to reach its goals and continuously improve its performance in this area. Within the company, a culture of prevention helps ensure that employees follow the best possible safety measures. With a rate of work-related accidents at half the average for its sector, SPIE is now the safety leader in its industry.
Several different processes are in place to increase safety at the company, along with safety standards that are more demanding than current legal regulations. For example, the Group has made preventive safety visits a standard on its worksites. Teams also attend training sessions on safety management. Frequent communication campaigns provide teams with the information they need to promote safety, while workshops and brainstorming sessions are conducted to identify hazardous situations. A Prevention Director for Health and Safety was also designated to coordinate all existing procedures and standards, as well as to explore new options.
Concerning health, SPIE works with social partners to take into account important factors like occupational stress and fatigue. These efforts have led to several agreements on stress prevention.
Environment: committing to tangible objectives
SPIE is committed to minimising its environmental impact. This commitment has led to a set of different measures: sustainable purchasing, strict carbon accounting, an internal management system for compliance with ISO 14001, and employee awareness campaigns. SPIE also committed to wide-scale action by signing the Global Compact in 2003. The United Nations Global Compact encourages member businesses to apply fundamental values, notably in environmental matters.