The General Soft Drinks (GSD) Co. Ltd places five values at the core of its Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) management system. These values affirm the responsibility of the company and serve as EHS guidelines.
The General Soft Drinks Co. Ltd. is committed to
- Preventing the public, employees and other persons working on its behalf from injury and ill health, through effectively identifying and managing hazards and taking the necessary actions to minimise risks;
- Preserving the environment through utilising resources efficiently and preventing pollution;
- Providing continual improvement in both EHS management systems and EHS performance.
The company believes that having an effective EHS management system requires the involvement of employees at all levels. All company employees assume responsibility for the daily implementation of the EHS management system. It is company policy to provide employees and other persons working on its behalf with awareness and adequate training to guarantee a safe and healthy working environment and simultaneously achieving good EHS performance results.
The company is dedicated to achieve and maintain its EHS objectives and targets, which have been set at each relevant function and level within its EHS organisation. The Company is also committed to improve and measure its EHS performance annually, through the formulation of an EHS business plan.
It is company policy to implement an efficient EHS management system to guarantee continuous improvement of EHS performance, in addition to providing for compliance with all relevant EHS regulations, including The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC) requirements, local legislation, EU regulations and ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 international standards requirements.
3. Minimising impact, maximising opportunity
A fundamental part of the company‘s EHS management system is setting priorities on actions required to reduce the EHS impacts/risks arising from the following EHS aspects/hazards:
- Air emissions
- Land use
- Energy use
- Water use
- Fleet operation
- Hazardous materials use
- Use of refrigerants
- Waste generation and recycling
- Wastewater discharge
- EHS due diligence
- Noise generation
- Performing hot work
- Confined spaces entry
- Hazardous energy
- Falls from height
- Materials handling and ergonomics
- Work equipment hazards
- Fire hazards
- Electrical hazards
- Biological hazards
- Ventilation hazards
- Pressure hazards
- Warehouse hazards
- Display station equipment (DSEs) use
- Lighting levels
Each aspect/hazard listed above is assigned to an EHS aspect owner, who is responsible to manage the associated impacts/risks by including related objectives and targets within the EHS business plan and other relevant departmental business plans.
The company is accountable for its actions. It conducts audits of its EHS performance and practices, documents the findings and takes necessary improvement actions.
5. Informing stakeholders
The company establishes mechanisms to communicate effectively with employees, consumers, government authorities, shareowners, TCCC and other stakeholders on EHS performance, including EHS reporting.