Health & Wellbeing
Kerry’s Health and Safety Policy and management system defines consistent ways of working and establishes standard requirements across our business. While calling out responsibilities and accountability at all levels, it outlines a role for all colleagues in working safely and challenging any unsafe behaviour. Implementation is led by the Global Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) team and employees are supported by dedicated HSE personnel across our sites, who work with site managers to ensure we consistently promote a culture of Safety First, Quality Always.
Since 2015, we have been targeting a 5% year-on-year improvement in our health and safety metrics and have made significant improvement over that period. In 2019, we delivered an improvement of 17% on the previous year and over the course of our Towards 2020 programme, we have achieved a cumulative 45% improvement versus our 2013 baseline. While this represents significant progress, there is no acceptable level of accident or injury and we continue to strive for the safest possible working environment. As part of our forthcoming commitments in this area, we are setting targets that align with best in class performance.
Kerry Group International Soccer Tournament
Given the time employees spend in the workplace, we know that as an employer we can play an important role in personal wellbeing beyond health and safety. At Kerry, we want to support our colleagues in leading healthier, more active lives and have begun to expand a number of locally relevant initiatives and promote a greater awareness around the concept of wellbeing.
This year we celebrate Kerry’s 24th International Soccer Tournament, where we bring together teams from around the world in the spirit of health, sport and collaboration. The soccer tournament is played at the home of our headquarters in Tralee, Co. Kerry in Southwest Ireland and represents one of the many workplace initiatives we run throughout the year to encourage people to lead more healthy and active lifestyles while having fun with colleagues.