Created in 2007, the Observatory of Quality of Life in the Workplace strives to reconcile social excellence with operational excellence. It is a place for dialogue, bringing together doctors, managers, social partners and external experts. It monitors working conditions, commissions' studies and gives recommendations.
In 2008, it recommended the introduction of EVREST, an occupational health monitoring system that provides the company with a system of health and work-related indicators. This system was introduced in 2009 by company doctors on a voluntary basis.
In 2011 and 2012, based on the work presented by the ANACT (National Agency for the Improvement of Working Conditions) on issues relating to the extension of life at work, the Observatory issued a recommendation to promote working environments that encourage professional development regardless of age. It is currently holding discussions on change management within the company. Lastly, the collaborative space "Innovation for better work" allows managers and HR to share best practice and construct a community in the field that has more than 800 members.
Within a Group that works in a highly technical, high-risk sector, the health and safety of its employees and external service providers is a major challenge.
The health and safety policy signed by EDF's Chairman in March 2009 takes into account changes to the professional environment, new forms of work and longer careers. This policy is the result of broad multidisciplinary dialogue between various stakeholders (management, experts, doctors, staff representatives) and falls in line with the value of respect for individuals.
At Group level, a review of the health and safety results is conducted each year by the EDF Executive Committee. The Human Resources Management Team also conducts an annual review of EDF's occupational health policy to ensure that it is enforced, analyse the associated performance indicators, check the efficiency of the provisions adopted and suggest improvements.
The effort put into prevention and training over the last 10 years has significantly reduced the number of workplace accidents involving stoppage of work within the Group. EDF has therefore seen an improvement in frequency rates* which fell to 3.8 in 2012, compared with 3.9 in 2011 and 4.5 in 2010.
The reduction of workplace accidents is therefore one of the eleven Corporate Responsibility commitments made by EDF in 2013, with the aim of halving the number of accidents in 5 years.
* Rate of work accidents at workplace with days lost, by million hours worked.
To attract, motivate and earn the loyalty of its talent, EDF is developing a compensation package that integrates the best practices observed in comparable sectors.
This comprehensive package includes:
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