british american tobacco nigeria - Environment, health and safety



EHSOur comprehensive Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) management system has been in place for many years and is based on international standards, including ISO 14001.

Environmental issues and Health & Safety are high priorities for responsible companies – and we have demonstrated this by working in partnership with relevant organizations such as the Federal Fire Service, Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) amongst others to impart additional knowledge on environment, health and safety measures to all our employees.

Every year we aim to improve our Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) performance, systems, programmes, data-gathering and target-setting, and develop new ways of reporting on progress.

Our environmental management systems conform to international standards such as ISO 14001; in safety management, we have a zero target for accidents across our operations.

We are strongly committed to the conservation of the environment and the sustainability of natural resources.  Apart from our involvement with the Federal Government of Nigeria in its afforestation programme, we have taken the initiative of nurturing our own conservation area located beside the new Ibadan factory.

Our Occupational Health Management (OHM) Programme ensures that none of our staff is exposed to any of the major cause of Occupational Health hazards.  We seek to proactively prevent work related illness by recognising hazards, assessing the risks and applying appropriate controls.  We have two on site clinics that provide health services for factory workers in Ibadan and Zaria. 

We have an on site clinic that provides health services for factory workers in Ibadan and Zaria. There is a comprehensive Medical service for all our staff and their immediate family all over Nigeria. We are also providing workplace health education programme basically to serve as a means of teaching our staff on how to protect themselves from contracting major diseases such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and many other diseases.

We are working in partnership with the Federal Fire Service to ensure that workers are exposed to the best practices in safety at work place.  Already regular fire drills as well as first aid instructions are provided throughout our offices and operational areas in the Country.

Our Target is Zero accident(s) in all area of our operations.

This Zero accident target is achieved through:

  • Proper machine guarding,
  • Use of personal protective equipment where necessary,
  • Regular training on the use and operating principles of all plants and equipment,
  • Employment of the best technical staff to man all our operations
 

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