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Occupational health and safety Protecting our employees’ health and safety in the workplace is of utmost importance for Poste Italiane.

Protecting our employees’ health and safety in the workplace is of utmost importance for Poste Italiane. Therefore, in its activities the Group respects the highest international standards and the specific rules and regulations regarding the postal sector, via an approach based on continuous improvement.
Indeed, staff wellbeing is not only a moral principle, but also the key to successful individual and corporate performance. The Company deems the assessment and prevention occupational health and safety risks to be fundamental principles, which all employees should be inspired by in carrying out their daily activities.

Therefore, in accordance with corporate values, the Group is committed to:
  • ensuring continuous awareness and involvement regarding OHS by everyone working within the Group, especially the dissemination and strengthening of the safety culture at local operating centres (distribution centres and Post Offices) and the relative coordination structures;
  • reduce injuries, particularly in the logistics and delivery sector;
  • ensure the continuous improvement of Management Systems through the planning and implementation of initiatives in line with Group Policies, the constant monitoring of occupational health and safety performance and the periodic review for the definition of new objectives.
 
In 2019, with the aim of strengthening oversight of occupational health and safety, Poste Italiane SpA confirmed certification of the Occupational Health and Safety Management System, in compliance with the BS OHSAS 18001 standard, currently ISO 45001, adopted by the “Strutture centrali e le loro dipendenze territoriali” (Central facilities and their local branches) production units. 
 

Type of injury, injury rate, lost day rate, occupational disease rate, absentee rate and work-related fatalities at the Group

 

  2017 2018 2019
Injuries 8,482 8,349 8,006
Of which
 at work 6,948 6,816 6,623
 whilst travelling 1,534 1,533 1,383
  
 Fatalities  8  9  5
Of which
 at work 3
 whilst travelling 5
 Cases of occupational disease 24 12  14 
 Injury rate* 34.89 34.90  34.44 
 Lost day rate** 1.18 1.18  1.03 
 Occupational disease rate*** 0.12 0.06  0.07 
 Absentee rate**** 4.61 4.89  4.60 

* no. of workplace injuries divided by the number of hours worked multiplied by 1,000,000. The rate is calculated for permanent and flexible staff.
** no. of days of absence due to workplace injury divided by the number of hours worked multiplied by 1,000. The rate is calculated for permanent and flexible staff.
*** no. of cases of occupational diseases divided by the number of hours worked multiplied by 1,000,000.
**** no. of days of absence due to illness and injury divided by working days multiplied by 100. The rate is calculated for permanent staff only and does not include
managers. The target set for 2019 is 4.70.

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