We strive to create a healthy and safe work environment for all our employees and associates
Health and safety of its workforce is a core value of UltraTech. Safety is at the centre of everything we do - from the daily routines in our plants to our customers' worksites and our actions in our neighboring communities. We are aspired to conduct our business with zero harm to the people we work with and to create a healthy and safe environment for our employees, contractors, suppliers, communities, customers and all stakeholders. We have a 'zero tolerance' policy in place and we conduct business with vendors who are approved on our stringent safety parameters. Also, 96% of our manufacturing units are certified to OHSAS 18001/ ISO 45001.
Our Safety excellence programs are driven by line function engagement through well-structured governance model from corporate to units. Our Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) Board is chaired by our Managing Director and nine subcommittees are chaired by Cluster Heads/Functional Heads. The OH&S Board is the decision-making body of UltraTech to oversee that Safety Standards are implemented in letter and spirit across the organization by line management ownership.
We believe assurance is a very important element in sustenance and continual improvement in the safety management system. Considering the pandemic situation, we have been conducting virtual safety audit by using head-mounted devices connected through the internet by trained auditors from other units or by third party expert auditors. It has also been our conscious endeavor to utilize evolving technologies to further enhance effectiveness of safety system at our workplace. Application of video analytics for real time intervention, data analytics to pinpoint improvement areas, AI based safety chatbot, etc., are some of the efforts in that direction.
We are aligned with Global Cement & Concrete Association (GCCA) to make sure that global practices on safety from cement industries are integrated into our safety excellence journey. We strive to achieve them through concrete actions and piloted solutions to make UltraTech a safer place to work.
We believe that if we are good in safety, then we are good in achieving new milestones in business". Safety is a critical success factor for our operational performance and is integrated in all our business decisions including green field/brown field projects, mergers, acquisitions, performance evaluation, hiring new recruits etc.