Safety at Pilgrim’s is a condition, not a tick box exercise. Safe people, safe products and healthy attitudes are ingrained in our view of sustainability. We have improved our health and safety performance year-on-year.
Our aim is to proactively ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of all our people.
To help us get there, we’ve launched a number of initiatives and improved existing ones. Our health and safety management systems ensure that the group follows uniform procedures for handling health and safety issues and continuously improves the working environment. Our policies clearly define who at each operational site has responsibilities for compliance with each identified risk.
Successes to date includes a 15% decrease in total accidents from 2018 to 2019 which comprises of a 5% decrease in total lost time accidents.
Our sites operate to strict hygiene and food safety standards in compliance with legal and customer standards. As part of this, they are subject to independent, unannounced audits and are certificated to globally-recognised food safety accreditation standards.
All staff undergo food safety and hygiene training when they join the company and the opportunity for ongoing training relevant to their work role. Ongoing compliance with our mandatory training programmes is measured across all sites.
We have a stringent programme to measure site performance against a wide range of food safety, hygiene and quality parameters which contribute to our Food Safety and Quality Index (FSQI) benchmark.