Enel considers health, safety and psychophysical integrity of people its most valuable asset, one that must be protected at all times in life, whether at work or at home and during free time.
Every person is responsible for his or her health and safety and that of those others with whom he or she interacts, and therefore commits to developing and promoting a strong safety culture wherever Enel operates in the world.
The constant commitment of everyone, the integration of safety in processes and training, the reporting and analysis of near misses, the rigorous selection and management of contractors, continuous quality controls, the sharing of experience throughout the Group and comparison with the top international players are the cornerstones of the culture of safety.
Lost Time Injuries Frequency Rate - LTIFR (i)
Fatal and severe accidents - Enel employees (no.)
Lost Day Rate - LDR (i)
Fatal and severe accidents - Contractors (no.)
In 2015, the Lost Time Injuries Frequency Rate (LTIFR) and Lost Day Rate (LDR) of Enel Group employees correspond to 0.25 (down by 3% vs. 2014) and 9.44 (down by 33% vs. 2014) respectively. The indices related to contractors are 0.30 (down by 28% vs. 2014) and to 10.89 (down by 21% vs. 2014) respectively.
In 2015, 13 fatal accidents occurred in Enel Group (6 less vs. 2014), 4 of which involved Enel employees (3 electrical accidents and 1 mechanical), while the other 9 accidents involved contractor employees. All fatal, severe, and significant events related to Enel employees and contractors are analyzed by a group of experts, identifying as root causes mainly human behaviors and deficiencies in work planning and supervision. Following the analyses, specific improvement actions are defined and corrective actions are monitored until completion (reporting system in place).
Where contractor companies are identified as inadequate, measures such as contract termination and suspension of qualification are adopted. Country improvement plans are defined and implemented with the scope of prevention. In 2015 these resulted in the reduction of the work accident indexes of many countries in comparison with 2014.
In 2015, there was an update of the Policy “Classification, communication, analysis and reporting of incidents”, that defines the roles and the ways to guarantee the timely communication of accidental events and to ensure root cause analysis, the definition of improvement plans and the progress monitoring thereof.
The document details communication and investigation modalities for events such as “near misses”, that could have resulted in severe injuries
In 2015, Enel invested 242 million euro in safety, marking an increase of 1.5% vs. 2014
The Health & Safety (H&S) Holding Unit has an important oversight role to guarantee Group Governance and promotes the sharing of best practices in-house but also collaborates with international top players as part of an external benchmarking program in order to identify opportunities for improvement.
Alongside the Holding Function, the Health, Safety, Environment and Quality (HSEQ) Functions of the Global Business Lines provide guidance and support on Health and Safety issues to the Business and define and monitor the implementation of improvement plans. In addition, these Functions are responsible for defining H&S objectives, procedures and KPIs for their business line perimeter, in coordination with the Holding Function, as well as for guaranteeing their implementation.
In Italy and Spain, which are the biggest and most complex parts of the Group, the Country H&S Functions manage the H&S processes for personnel from Staff Functions, Services and the Market Business Line. In the other countries, the H&S processes are managed by the HSEQ Function of the prevalent Business Line.