It’s fundamental to embed our Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) preventive culture in everything we do.
Our vision to be a leader in a health, safety and environment (HSE) preventive culture is an extension of our core values and commitment to be a safe and environmentally responsible company. There are many ways we ensure this culture permeates throughout Bombardier, including employee training and development, performance monitoring, site tours, continuous improvement programs and risk assessments conducted for all work activities, including prior to launching a new program or site. Our five long-term goals guide our annual plans for HSE activities and are designed to help us reach our HSE Vision.
Our Long-term HSE Goals
LEADERSHIP AND ACCOUNTABILITY
Management is accountable for, and demonstrates, HSE leadership
HSE PRACTICE SHARING
HSE experts are coaches and influencers
PREVENTIVE RISK MANAGEMENT
Process management in place to proactively identify and reduce risks
Leadership ensures continuous improvement through a set of world-class KPIs
Strong and clear management organization
HSE Management System
All of our sites are required to abide by our HSE Policy, which was revised in 2019, to continue to support Bombardier’s HSE Vision and to emphasize management’s obligation to visibly demonstrate HSE leadership. Today all our eligible sites are certified or in the process of obtaining their certification by external parties according to the ISO 14001 Standard for Environmental Management. We successfully completed the adaptation of our systems to the revised 2015 version of ISO 14001.
We have also achieved certification according to the Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS) 18 001.
We currently transitioning to the new ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety management systems. ISO 45001 proposes a more proactive approach towards risk control and leadership involvement in health and safety management. These standards guide our efforts to identify and manage HSE risks and impacts. They help us track and manage HSE risks and impact reduction programs across our manufacturing, service, maintenance and engineering operations. Systematically integrating HSE management systems into our activities drives our continuous improvement.
As part of a triennial process, external auditors conduct an HSE Legal Compliance Audit program at eligible sites to ascertain compliance of our manufacturing and services activities to all applicable HSE laws and regulations and other specific requirements. These audits also provide opportunities to identify and highlight best practices, which may then be leveraged at a larger scale. These reviews help us to continuously improve our HSE performance.
We focus on understanding the key activities and processes that could lead to critical risks at our sites. This includes investigating both critical incidents and near misses, and working collaboratively with our sites in:
ENGAGING OUR LEADERSHIP making critical safety risks a top agenda item during the executive leadership quarterly HSE meetings.
STANDARDIZING EXPECTATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS for critical risk processes.
PERFORMING INSPECTIONS through safety tours by management to assess critical risk processes.