Safeguarding workers’ health and wellbeing
Brembo has made
protection of Safety a distinctive element of its business and
way of being, while guaranteeing braking systems of the highest quality. This focus on Health and Safety is not only directed to assuring safe products, but it also applies to all people in the Group. This commitment translates into an organised Health and Safety management, which aims on the one hand to respond positively and concretely to the needs of all interested parties, and on the other to
ensure increasingly healthy and safe working environments both for Brembo employees and for all people accessing the workplace for different reasons, preventing the occurrence of work-related incidents, occupational diseases and near misses.
To guarantee the highest health and safety standards for its own people, Brembo has adopted an increasingly structured approach, especially with regard to workplace, starting from the assessment of risks connected with production activities. To achieve this, the Group complies with local legislative requirements in activities within its production facilities, while promoting constant dialogue with its employees and ensuring that access to all company facilities and outsourced processes takes place in a fully safe manner.
Brembo's commitment to these issues takes concrete shape in the related
Health and Safety Policy, which defines the objectives, principles and commitments that the Group sets itself in this area. The document is signed by the Chairman and is subject to periodic reviews.
In order to
encourage a corporate culture that promotes Health and Safety and seeks continuous improvement, the Policy is adopted by all sites that are required to incorporate it into their own "Site Policy" and adapt the Site Policy content to the operating context based on the main risks featured on the site. The Health and Safety Policy is thus available to all interested parties both internal and external to the Group, through publication on the company Intranet portal and workplace notice boards.
Updated in 2020, upon the issue of the new
Management System, which
has adopted the principles of the
ISO 45001 standard, the Health and Safety Policy is an integral part of the broader "Organisation, Management and Control Model". The certification of all sites according to this standard was confirmed for 2022 through special maintenance audits carried out by a third party, which revealed no significant non-conformities.
The Group’s approach as part of the Health and Safety Policy entails
analysing, on a plant level,
potential sources of risk for its employees and
putting the most efficient solutions into place to prevent, reduce and, where possible, eliminate such risks: from appropriate handling of substances and processes to the correct operation, maintenance and control of machinery.
The Group's commitment to overseeing workplace Health and Safety issues also reflects into a systematic approach for monitoring trends in incidents, near misses, unsafe acts and objective conditions. Based on problem solving principles, if indicators are revealed that are not in line with the pre-set objectives or critical issues inside Brembo sites, each individual plant engages in improvement plans and actions setting up ad hoc working groups. Once the efficacy of the actions adopted has been verified, these are shared within the Group to allow all the plants to implement the same solutions promptly, if necessary. The value added of this process lies in continual search for improvement by involving all employees in collecting ideas and suggestions in the area of workplace Health and Safety.