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Among its initiatives to protect and promote health and safety in the workplace, Moncler implements an efficient management system as per OHSAS 18001 international standard. This commitment is clearly stated in the Occupational Health and Safety Management Policy, which was approved and issued in 2016 and shared will all Group employees in Italy. The Policy sets the health and safety principles and guidelines to be implemented in every sphere of activity. In particular, it provides for:
• the dynamic and preventive assessment of activities, so as to eliminate any root causes of risk or, should this not be feasible, control risks using the best available techniques
• the continuous improvement of every activity that may impact safety
• the enhancement of knowledge, competence, and awareness of all employees through targeted training and practice.
In 2016, Moncler’s offices and stores in Italy were certified as per OHSAS 18001 international standard, covering over 700 employees. The Group’s objective is for all of its offices and stores worldwide to be certified by 2019.
Moncler chose to adopt the OHSAS 18001 standard because its guidelines are globally the most widespread for occupational health and safety management systems.
The certification process was implemented in four stages:
During this initial phase, all business processes were carefully analysed on the basis of the existing Risk Assessment Report, in order to identify potential risks and the people exposed to them. This stage also involved the assessment of data on accidents and injuries, occupational diseases, and absences.
POLICY AND TARGETS
The second stage centred on the definition of the corporate Occupational Health and Safety Management Policy, the targets set by the Company, and the indicators required to monitor their achievement.
REALISATION OF THE HEALTH
AND SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
This phase included the development of the overall documentation and procedural framework of the Occupational Health and Safety Management System, including the definition of the communication and dissemination strategy to share relevant procedures within and outside the Company. A number of one-day training sessions on the new management system were organised at the Italian corporate offices in Milan and Trebaseleghe (Padua), as well as one day of training in Milan for all Italian Store Managers.
October 2016 marked the beginning of the management system’s certification process, with an audit performed by an external body (certified as per ISO 19011:2003 guidelines). The certification was obtained shortly after, in November.
Moncler invests a lot of thought and considerable time and energy in the management of occupational health and safety, in an effort to minimise any risk of accidents. Although the Group’s business is not high-risk, Moncler adopts a preventive approach.
Before the opening of any new workplace – be it an office or a store – occupational health and safety risks are carefully evaluated through in-depth audits. Offices and stores already in operation are regularly subjected to compliance checks through document analyses and workplace inspections (verification of work environments and equipment), with improvement plans drawn up as necessary. This monitoring process, originally implemented in Italy alone, was extended in 2016 to the
places of work in France, Belgium, and Germany, and is expected to be gradually implemented in other countries in the coming years.
In 2016, several on-site inspections to verify employee health and safety were also carried out at the production site in Romania. The audits were carried out by both internal and external auditors, leading to the development of an improvement plan to be implemented in 2017, also for the purpose of obtaining OHSAS 18001 certification.
In Italy, Moncler organises regular safety meetings with Company representatives, specialist physicians, prevention and protection officers, and workers’ safety representatives.
These meetings, which usually do not give rise to any formal agreement, focus on the discussion of risk assessment analyses and outcomes, injury rates, training, and personal protection equipment.
In 2016, workplace accidents were kept to a minimum through the careful management of work spaces (offices, stores, out- lets, and warehouses), ongoing information and awareness initiatives centred on prevention, and the monitoring of the proper implementation of improvement measures.
No fatal accidents were reported during the year involving employees or contractors.
Occupational diseases are a direct consequence of work, caused by the worker’s exposure to the gradual and progressive harmful effect of the activities being performed. The Group monitors occupational diseases in order to identify any workplace conditions that may have contributed to their on- set, assess any residual risks, and implement corrective measures as needed to prevent recurrence.
In 2016, no cases of occupational diseases were reported. In Italy, the Group continued to require personnel exposed to specific risk factors to undergo regular health checks, in application of specific health protocols defined on the basis of the risk, with supplementary specialist visits as needed.
All indicators related to accidents in the workplace (reported in the table below) are continuously monitored and measured.
Since 2010, the Group has also focused on work-related stress as part of an inclusive approach to employee wellbeing. In 2015, a work-related stress assessment was carried out at the headquarters in Trebaseleghe (Padua, Italy),
revealing that most of the offices were at “low risk”. That said, in 2016 the Company decided to implement an action plan nonetheless. The same assessment was performed in 2016 at the corporate offices in Milan (Italy), which were also found to be at “low risk” of work-related stress.
8Accident incidence rate: (number of workplace injuries/total employees) x 1,000.
9Accident severity rate: (number of days lost due to workplace injuries/total hours worked) x 1,000.
10Accident frequency rate: (number of workplace injuries/total hours worked) x 1,000,000.
11Data refers to a scope of assessment covering about 74% of the Group’s global workforce.
Training its people is part of the prevention initiatives promoted by the Group.
In 2016, the Company delivered approximately 13,000 hours of training on occupational health and safety. Specific training programmes were developed and customised based on different roles and risk levels, so as to transfer the knowledge, skills, and values required to work safely. The majority of employees attended a training programme on “general safety in the workplace”, in keeping with legal provisions.The programme, delivered online, was devised to provide detailed information on the supervisory bodies and main regulatory aspects of occupational health and safety, the rights and duties of workers, and individual prevention and protection measures. The employees who completed the online general training also participated in classroom training on specific risks, identified on the basis of risk assessment results and type of duty being performed. With regard to people in positions of responsibility, additional training modules were specially designed for Company managers and officers, to improve monitoring and ensure that employees’ behaviours are in line with law provisions and Company regulations on occupational health and safety.
Moncler’s commitment to promoting and protecting the health of its employees goes beyond the workplace and occupational risks. This explains the meaning and purpose behind the various training and information initiatives organised by the Company, with the support of the Umberto Veronesi Foundation, to promote cancer and heart disease prevention and nutritional education. The initiatives organised during the year took place in Italy, and involved approximately 76 people for a total of almost 114 hours of training. Beyond the
purpose of training, they were highly appreciated for being an important moment of interaction, giving employees the opportunity to voice their concerns and seek advice from highly-experienced specialists.
Alongside these initiatives, Moncler is committed to establishing agreements with local outpatient clinics, to ensure employees have access to the best medical centres at the most affordable prices.
Furthermore, in 2016, Moncler offered free eye examinations to all employees at the production site in Romania, as well as a contribution for the purchase of eyeglasses where necessary.