Galderma acts on workplace health and safety
Galderma is proud to participate in the United Nations World Day for Safety and Health at Work, aimed at prevention of accidents and diseases in the workplace. Around the world, Galderma Health and Safety teams are implementing a variety of activities to raise awareness and promote healthy work environments.
April 28 is the United Nations World Day for Safety and Health at Work, to raise awareness and stimulate dialogue on the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases globally. The event focuses attention on how creating a culture safety and health can help reduce the number of work-related deaths and injuries.
At Galderma, health and safety for all employees is firmly integrated into our Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) roadmap. This social commitment stands alongside our aim to have a positive impact on the lives of our employees, consumers, patients and healthcare professionals, and to give back to the communities in which we operate.
“In 2016 we set employee health and safety as a key priority across our markets and sites,” says Cécile Dussart, Vice President Operations and the Executive Sponsor of ESG at Galderma. “We are very pleased to say that both number of injuries and frequency have since been reduced by almost three quarters. By taking part in the UN World Day for Safety and Health, we share our commitment with the world. Importantly, our employees know we care and we will not lose momentum on these types of gains. We recognize and commend their efforts to make this possible and we actively support their initiatives.”
Globally, Galderma’s offices and sites participate in the World Day for Safety and Health at Work in a format that works best for their regional and business context. Health and safety needs may vary, for example whether they are a factory, office building or affiliate. This leads to a rich array of events and actions. This year, many sites included COVID-related topics such as positive mental health and the ergonomics of working from home. Other themes include fire safety, first aid and healthy eating.
“We are proud of Galderma’s emphasis on promoting a positive physical and mental health environment in the workplace that enables our employees to thrive,” says Ms. Dussart. “Our priority is an environment where we all support each other so that our business continues to work safely and effectively.”