Safety, Health & Environment

We believe that all work related injuries, illnesses and environmental incidents are preventable

 
Safety First

Safety First


New Zealand Pharmaceuticals is committed to managing Safety, Health and Environment (SH&E) as an integral part of our business. It is our policy to ensure the integrity of our processes and facilities at all times.

We do so by adhering to the following principles:

1. Compliance

We comply with all applicable legislation, regulatory requirements, relevant standards and codes of practice, and have implemented programs and procedures to ensure compliance. Where existing legislation and requirements are inadequate to fully protect people and the environment, we establish and meet our own SH&E standards.

Prevention

2. Prevention

We implement management systems, monitoring systems and procedures specifically designed to prevent activities and/or conditions that pose a threat to Safety, Health and the Environment. We minimise risk by identifying, assessing and controlling hazards and employing safe technologies and operating procedures when making planning, purchasing and operating decisions.

We ensure staff and contractors are trained in appropriate procedures and are consulted in initiatives that contribute to a safer and improved environment at work, at home and in the community. We strive to prevent unplanned releases to atmosphere, land or water and be prepared for the handling of emergencies. We use energy efficiently and minimise the amount and toxicity of waste generated and will ensure safe treatment and disposal.

3. Communication

We communicate our commitment to SH&E to our employees, suppliers, customers and other key stakeholders through our website, intranet and internal/external meetings. We monitor and display progress against our goals and objectives.

4. Continual Improvement

We continually seek opportunities to improve SH&E management systems and procedures and set and achieve targets to bring about an improvement in overall SH&E performance.