GSD Environment Health and Safety Policy GSD/G – S 0129

The Senior Management of the General Soft Drinks Co. Ltd, has placed the following five values at the core of its Environment Health and Safety (EHS) Management System. These five values affirm the responsibility of the Company and serve as EHS guidelines.


 Senior Management is committed to

Preventing injury and ill health of the public, employees and other persons working on its behalf, through effectively identifying and eliminating hazards and taking the necessary actions to minimise risks;

  • Preserving the environment through effectively utilising resources and preventing pollution;
  • Continual improvement in both EHS Management systems and EHS performance.
  • Involve the consultation and participation of the workers, in particular the elected/appointed workers’ representatives.

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. Should any employee see that works are not being carried out safely, they have the authority to Stop Works and report the situation to their supervisor. The Incident Management procedure (GSD/G – P 0313) should then be followed, with the situation being considered as a Near Miss. The resulting report must mention how/when works can/will be resumed.

It is Company Policy to provide employees and other persons working on its behalf with awareness and adequate training, in order 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 improving and measuring its EHS performance annually, through the formulation of an EHS Business Plan.


Senior Management is committed to implement an efficient EHS Management System in order to guarantee continual 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 & ISO 45001 international standards requirements.

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
  • Waste-water 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.


Senior Management takes accountability for the effectiveness of the EHS Management   System and ensures that the EHS Management System requirements are integrated in the business processes. Senior Management ensures that EHS objectives are founded and compatible with the context and strategy of the organization.

Informing Stakeholders

Senior Management establishes mechanisms to communicate effectively with employees, consumers, government authorities, shareowners, TCCC and other stakeholders on EHS performance, including EHS reporting.