Health, Safety and Wellbeing
We take our responsibility to protecting the health and ensuring the safety of our employees very seriously. Health and safety is embedded within the culture of
all employees. We do this through managing our risks by prevention, tighter controls, training and raising awareness. We have a good health and safety record
and robust management procedures in operation across the Group. The Health and Safety Manager reports monthly to the Chief Operating Officer, Operations and Executive Committee and the Board on health and safety performance. In 2015, our Accident Frequency Rate for SEGRO employees was zero (2014: 0.19). There were no health and safety prosecutions, enforcement actions or fatalities in 2015.
We also take responsibility for health and safety through our supply chain and customers – for more information on this aspect, please see page 27 in the Stakeholder section of the CSR report. The wellbeing of our employees is paramount – both in and out of our working lives. Over the course of 2015, we completely refurbished four of our offices in Northern and Southern Europe to introduce open plan, light and airy environments. We believe this creates a more open and collaborative working environment where all employees, irrespective of role, sit side by side in an open plan environment.
In addition to our Company-wide health care scheme, in January 2015, we rolled out a holistic ‘wellbeing’ programme where employees across the Group are
able to set their own goals and confidentially assesstheir own wellbeing – ranging from their activity levels to diet – and measure their progress in achieving their targets.
Our respect for human rights is at the core of all our employment practices and supplier engagements. In accordance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015, we
are legally required to make a statement in the 2016 Annual Report setting out the steps we have taken to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking
place in any part of our business or in any of our supply chains. We will provide shareholders with further information in our 2016 Annual Report.
We have a flexible working policy across the Group and never use zero hour contracts.
We are committed to offering equal opportunities to all our employees. We believe that a fair, open minded business which is free from bias will lead to better
business decisions and help us attract the best people. We are committed to ensuring that we offer equal opportunities to people with disabilities. If an employee
becomes disabled while in our employment, we will offer appropriate support, retraining and facilities to enable them to continue in their role with SEGRO.
Every SEGRO employee undertakes diversity training as part of their induction and, in 2015, the Executive Directors participated in Unconscious Bias training to
raise their understanding of diversity issues.