Safety First

Since its inception in 2012, the Group Health, Safety and Environment Committee (the “Group HSE Committee”) has been raising the Group’s performance in health, safety and environment (HSE) continuously while striving to safeguard the health and safety of its staff and various stakeholders in its operations. The Group HSE Committee reviewed and revised the Group’s HSE Policy. Related key systems, terms of reference and guidelines were elucidated so that HSE targets and criteria become more specific and the HSE Policy conforms to people-centred principles. The Group HSE Committee held a meeting once every quarter to discuss and review the safety and health status of the Group and its subsidiaries.

Set up in 2010, the Health, Safety and Environment Department (the “HSE Department”) is mainly responsible for supervising health and safety matters within the Group and in all subsidiaries. The HSE Department carries out factory safety inspections on a regular basis. Last year, a total of 23 inspections were conducted, followed by the giving out of recommendations and corrective action requests to the factories visited.

Certain production personnel in the Group have to undergo occupational health checks on a regular basis to ensure that they are healthy. All factories are also required to report periodically their safety prevention measures and hours of safety training conducted.