A strategic objective.

Safeguarding and improving the health and safety of workers has always been integral to the Group’s operations and is a strategic commitment which is positioned among the Group’s more general objectives. This principle is valid and adopted in all countries where the Group operates. In particular, the Group has taken concrete actions for:

  • Continual developments towards a safer working environment, based on assessing all aspects of safety at work and the associated systems, beginning with planning new activities or when reviewing existing ones;
  • Safer conduct through education, information and awareness of all workers, to enable them to perform their duties safely and to become accountable with respect to Health and Safety at Work.

All employees guarantee and work together to put in place effective occupational health and safety programmes, to safeguard their own safety and that of others.

Prevention and protection activities to safeguard the health of workers in a complex industrial context like the Piaggio Group, both in Italy and abroad, can only be achieved through an adequately structured organisation which specifically aims to foster a “culture” of safety within the company. Therefore, the belief that safety must focus on behaviours and daily activities is today disseminated at all levels. This approach has led the Piaggio Group to adopt very similar safety management standards in all the countries in which it operates, regardless of the presence of less stringent regulatory constraints with respect to the Group’s standards. Within this context, the sites in Italy, India and Vietnam have an Occupational Health and Safety Management System certified to OHSAS 18001 by an accredited certification body.

The checks are carried out annually, and were once again concluded successfully in 2018. 

With the expiry of the certification of the Occupational Health and Safety Management System (end of 2019), Italian sites will migrate from BS OHSAS 18001 to the new standard ISO 45001:2018.

In line with requirements of the new version of ISO 45001:2018, the number of meetings with worker safety representatives has been increased at the Pontedera site, in order to further consolidate consultation and participation activities with a view to continually improving the Occupational Health and Safety Management System; during these meetings, the results of the analysis of accidents and their causes are discussed.

In line with Occupational Health and Safety Management System requirements, the Group has identified safety training as the key driver for disseminating a culture and fostering behaviours focussed on safety leadership, as well as for generating commitment and steering conduct.

Promoting health is another important aspect for Piaggio, and this is achieved based on two areas of action: free testing and information campaigns on healthy lifestyles. Each Group site has a health unit for prevention, surveillance and first aid, manned by specialist medical and paramedical staff.

Italy

During the year, implementation of the SAP H&S IT application continued, with the assistance of the Information Technology department. This software is dedicated to managing Health and Safety aspects and covers the following in particular: accident management, reporting risk conditions and management logs, risk assessment and health surveillance. During 2019, aspects related to the following modules will be implemented: audits & inspections, managing findings and nonconformities, tracking register, company emergency plan, managing personal protective equipment, managing contractors, occupational diseases and dashboard & reporting.

The objectives that will be pursued with these projects are:

  • maintaining legislative compliance;
  • standardising the management of Health and Safety aspects and applicable KPIs at international level;
  • strengthening control over the scheduling of programmes in order to achieve the objectives set;
  • streamlining of reporting operations;
  • increasing access to information by all stakeholders.

As far as procedural aspects are concerned, the tasks and duties of the various offices of the company have been clearly defined and the various responsibilities have been identified for the different flows that enable health surveillance and personnel training to be supervised, so as to guarantee legislative compliance. With this in mind, the close relationship between the “Training” and “Health & Safety” functions continues, enabling the design and development of courses that, in line with the deadlines and content envisaged by current legislation, correspond with the specific characteristics of the company whilst enabling learners to acquire greater awareness of health and safety issues.

Frequency Index25- Italy

 201820172016
MWTOTMWTOTMWTOT
Pontedera1.01.6 1.21.21.9 1.41.12.5 1.5
Noale and Scorzè0.40.7 0.50.40.0 0.31.40.0 1.1
Mandello del Lario0.70.0 0.70.00.0 0.00.50.0 0.5

[25] The Frequency Index is: FI = (No. of accidents * 100,000) / Hours worked.
The number of accidents is calculated considering only accidents in the workplace, excluding accidents reported pursuant to article 53 of Italian Presidential Decree no. 1124/65. Accidents as of article 53 include both commuting accidents and accidents not considered reliable (due to the lack of a specific, short-term external cause of the injury or the lack of a causal link).

The reduction in the frequency index for the Pontedera site for 2018 (compared to previous years) reflects the Group’s commitment to creating a “safety culture”, in which the promotion of a “safe conduct” is key to change.

Severity index26 in Italy

 201820172016
MWTOTMWTOTMWTOT
Pontedera16.644.3 24.523.448.7 30.619.869.3 33.5
Noale and Scorzè12.29.3 11.67.70.0 6.128.90.0 22.7
Mandello del Lario9.80.0 9.20.00.0 0.010.20.0 9.2

[26] The Lost Day Rate is: LDR = (working days lost / hours worked) x 100,000. In calculating the Index, working days lost because of all events that resulted in absence from work were calculated; so accidents reported pursuant to article 53 of Presidential Decree no. 1124/65 (commuting accidents and accidents not considered reliable due to the lack of a specific, short-term external cause of the injury or the lack of a causal link) were also considered.

The considerable decrease for the Pontedera site is particularly important.

Occupational diseases in italy

 201820172016
ReportedAcnowledgedReportedAcnowledgedReportedAcnowledged
Pontedera70(*)95(*)10442
Noale and Scorzè000000
Mandello del Lario100010

(*) To date, the outcome from INAIL concerning occupational diseases reported in the year of reference is not known.

Number of fatal accidents in Italy

 201820172016
MWTOTMWTOTMWTOT
Pontedera1 (a)0 100 000 0
Noale and Scorzè00 000 000 0
Mandello del Lario00 000 000 0

(a) An accident occurring while commuting

As regards external companies operating at Piaggio & C.’s Italian production sites, 7 accidents were recorded for 2018, only regarding the Pontedera site (3 in 2017 and 4 in 2016).

Vietnam

The main priority of the company is the compliance with local laws, international health and safety standards and Piaggio Group policies. Within this context, the company guarantees the pursuit of objectives to improve worker health and safety through a dedicated H&S facility.

In accordance with Group guidelines, suppliers and external companies that operate at the site are contractually bound to comply with occupational health and safety policies, respect Piaggio Vietnam procedures and programmes, and observe the instructions given to them. Any breach thereof is a breach of the contract and sufficient reason for the termination of the same; in the interests of improvement, the company organises specific safety courses for “contractors” in order to raise standards regarding these issues.

For this purpose, a Safety Committee was established involving all members of the various functions and chaired by the production manager. The Committee members are responsible for managing any safety-related issues within their functional area and for taking the required corrective actions. They also conduct periodic audits of the entire site and report to the committee on all relevant aspects regarding safety, so that corrective actions may be promptly taken.

In order to effectively implement general health and safety regulations, a programme of activities is defined each year, based on operating plans, that are updated on an ongoing basis.

For this purpose, a Safety Committee was established involving all members of the various functions and chaired by the production manager. The Committee members are responsible for managing any safety-related issues within their functional area and for taking the required corrective actions. They also conduct periodic audits of the entire site and report to the committee on all relevant aspects regarding safety, so that corrective actions may be promptly taken.

In order to effectively implement general health and safety regulations, a programme of activities is defined each year, based on operating plans, that are updated on an ongoing basis.

In parallel with training and awareness-raising activities, a number of initiatives have been adopted, designed to build a culture of safety and raise awareness of employees and their families on this issue; these include: “Safe test in Feb”, “National Labor Safety Month in May”, “National Traffic Safety Month in Sept”, “Signage” and the “Road Safety Campaign”.

Frequency Index in Vietnam

 201820172016
MWTOTMWTOTMWTOT
Vietnam0.00.0 0.00.210.0 0.180.210.0 0.18

The frequency index for 2018 reported a decrease compared to previous years.

Severity index in Vietnam

 201820172016
MWTOTMWTOTMWTOT
Vietnam0.00.0 0.09.420.0 7.922.890.0 2.43

The considerable decrease in the trend is particularly important.

Occupational diseases in Vietnam

 201820172016
MWTOTMWTOTMWTOT
Vietnam000000000

Compared to the considerable national trend, the number of occupational diseases reported at the Vietnamese site was equal to zero and reflects the Piaggio Group’s commitment to achieving the objective of guaranteeing healthy workplaces.

Number of fatal accidents in vietnam

 201820172016
MWTOTMWTOTMWTOT
Vietnam000000000

As regards external companies operating at Piaggio & C.’s Vietnamese site, no accidents were reported in 2018.

India

In order to guarantee the highest occupational health and safety standards, the Indian subsidiary has an organisational structure that operatively involves the “Occupier” (employer), which is a single person for various production sites who has responsibility for the health, safety and well-being of all employees in the work place, Factory Managers and a Safety Committee comprising 20 members that include Executives, Managers and White Collars. The Safety Committee meets at regular intervals to plan, revise and discuss action plans necessary to establish and disseminate a safety culture in the work place among employees. The presence of a Health & Safety team guarantees that the entire system may operate effectively. 

In line with the Group's approach, a great deal has been invested in training over the last few years as a key driver to increase employee accountability in relation to safety and, consequently, to promote a proactive approach to and engagement with safety issues.

Frequency Index - India

 201820172016
MWTOTMWTOTMWTOT
Engine & Commercial Vehicles0.0110.00.010.00.00.00,00,00,0
2W India0.00.00.00.00.00.00,00,00,0
Spare Parts0.00.00.00.020.00.020,00,00,0

Severity index in India

 201820172016
MWTOTMWTOTMWTOT
Engine & Commercial Vehicles1.0190.01.00.00,00,00,00,00,0
2W India0.00.00.00.00,00,00,00,00,0
Spare Parts0.00.00.04.10,04.10,00,00,0

Occupational diseases in India

 201820172016
ReportedAcnowledgedReportedAcnowledgedReportedAcnowledged
Engine & Commercial Vehicles000000
2W India000000
Spare Parts000000

Compared to a considerable national trend, the number of occupational diseases reported at Indian sites was equal to zero and reflects the Piaggio Group’s commitment to achieving the objective of guaranteeing healthy workplaces.

Number of fatal accidents in India

 201820172016
MWTOTMWTOTMWTOT
Engine & Commercial Vehicles00000000
2W India00000000
Spare Parts00000000

As regards external companies operating at Piaggio & C.’s Indian production site, only 1 accident was reported in 2018, and in 2017.

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