Safety, Health & Environment
At GrainCorp, we are committed to the continuous improvement of our Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) strategy and practices.
Every year, we commit to providing a safe work environment for employees, visitors and contractors to undertake operations with minimal impact to the environment, by embracing sustainable thinking.
Our SHE strategy is built around five key pillars that are centred on our goal of ‘Zero Harm, Safe for Life’.
GrainCorp has published a stand-alone Sustainability Report every year since 2015 – click on a report below to find out more.
Injury reduction is one of the five pillars of our SHE strategy.
Our work in this space focuses on:
- Proactive injury management, including training for all leaders, to help reduce injury severity;
- SHE engagements and Critical Risk Reviews;
- Proactive risk management on site and in the office; and
- Promotion and support of fitness for work at all ages.
GrainCorp’s Board of Directors and Executive Leadership Team have established governance, reporting structures and policies to ensure we achieve the highest standards in our SHE strategy.
We continuously review our environment compliance and sustainability performance through a robust data collection framework.
We are always looking for ways to improve our interactions with the environment and the communities in which we live and work.
We are committed to reducing our impact on natural and built environments.
GrainCorp has identified 12 critical risks relating to key activities that have the potential to cause serious harm.
We have implemented regular Critical Risk Reviews to support awareness and management of the necessary controls to mitigate these risks.
It’s a key part of our safety culture and makes it simple for our teams to assess their work environment.
Health & Wellbeing
GrainCorp introduced a new Health & Wellbeing program in 2020, just before the COVID-19 global pandemic began.
The program was redesigned and shifted online to support employees in staying active and mentally healthy, due to the updated workplace changes.
We also provide regular health and wellbeing awareness activities, materials and resources, including GrainCorp’s Employee Assistance Program, to support employees in maintaining their ongoing mental, social, physical and work wellbeing.
GrainCorp’s Behavioural Safety program promotes a culture of self-awareness and skills focused on safe behaviours, mindfulness and situational awareness.
Behaviour-based safety is the application of the science of behavioural change to real-world safety problems. It is a process that creates a safety partnership between a company and its employees.
GrainCorp’s Behavioural Safety Program is designed to work in conjunction with our Safety, Health & Environmental Management System to assist the organisation in driving accountability and personal responsibility for safety behaviour.
The program moves beyond the ‘how’ and helps individuals understand the ‘why’ behind making safe choices, by exploring our motivations, our internal attitudes and values and how our brains process risk.
Environmental License Reporting
We undertake a range of regulatory reporting as required by our environmental licences which can be located here.