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Stand for Safety

Our goal:
a zero-incident safety culture

It’s a continuous journey, with much more to do, but in 2015, we made progress, reflected in key metrics for 2015 vs 2014.

At Bunge, our goal is to have a zero-incident safety culture.

Realizing our goal requires immediate and definitive responses to incidents when they occur—thorough analysis, corrective actions, remediation of policies and procedures—but more than anything, it requires a focus on prevention. Bunge’s safety strategy involves the application of best-in-class practices in critical areas, especially the control or elimination of the five High Potential Exposures (HPEs) that account for the majority of serious injuries in our operations.

It’s a continuous journey, with much more to do, but in 2015, we made progress, reflected in key metrics for 2015 vs 2014.

Our approach to HPEs is anchored in our global safety campaign, Stand for Safety, which empowers employees worldwide with awareness and prevention tools they can use on the job, and ensures supervisors to coach, train and engage with their teams. It is a best-in-class approach, with global materials distributed in 20 languages that are driving hundreds of thousands of proactive, reported and tracked interactions between supervisor and worker, and many more “right choices” by employees every day. In 2015, we expanded the program to include additional supervisor-led toolbox talks, as well as required training modules. One important result is an increase in near-miss reporting throughout the organization.

Awareness and training efforts are complemented by investment in physical assets and improvements to safety process standards in critical areas. In 2015, Bunge launched redesign processes for driving, combustible dust management and work at height.

Our philosophy is clear: always put safety before profit or production.

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