The increasing attention given by Intesa Sanpaolo to the health and safety of employees and of all interested parties, is evident in the many initiatives that the Group uses to identify, control, mitigate and (where technically possible) eliminate risk situations related to buildings, processes and to the circumstances of its staff.
A careful assessment of all potential risks to health and safety in the workplace is carried out in order to prepare the "Risk Assessment Document", available to all the staff, that includes the identification of individual preventive and protective measures. Following this assessment, a process for managing the risk conditions assessed is implemented, which, through the close cooperation of the competent corporate departments, enables continuous improvement of health and safety conditions at work.
In addition to ensuring compliance with existing legislations and regulations, Intesa Sanpaolo pursues the achievement of the highest standards in terms of health and safety, through the implementation of a health and safety management system (HSMS) that meets all requirements of the related international standard OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series).
In compliance with regulations, and according to the provisions of the Code of Ethics, that highlight the self-responsibility of all the staff, the Intesa Sanpaolo Group fosters an approach of continuous improvement of the working conditions, which leads to a continuous reduction in the risk of the occurrence of accidents, injuries or damage to the staff or to the community. Considering that people are at the center of our success, the health and safety of employees represents a non-negotiable value for Intesa Sanpaolo. Intesa Sanpaolo is committed to:
implementing prevention activities, to identify, control, reduce (and tend to eliminate, where technically possible) the risk situations for Health and Safety of Workers, users of the services provided and other subjects involved in the operational processes;
defining preventive actions and emergency plans for managing residual risks;
pursuing "precautionary principles", by the definition of corporate measures that may go beyond the regulatory provisions, aimed at improving the well-being of workers by making available all the human, material, financial and instrumental resources necessary for this purpose.
The Bank adopts the definition of health given by the World Health Organization, which integrates the concept of absence of illness with that of the worker's well-being, through the preparation of high quality work spaces, equipment and processes. The above statement follows a "systemic" approach in which, while respecting the reciprocal prerogatives, the Head of the Protection and Protection Service, the Service staff, the coordinating Physicians, the competent Physicians, the Representatives of Workers for Safety and other technical figures provided for by law are called to offer their contribution.