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Ensuring safety for all is a BGIS value

BGIS is a people-first company, and we care. Our commitment is to provide safe and healthy working conditions for the prevention of work-related injury and ill-health to anyone that may be affected by our business activities.

VALUE PROPOSITION

Empowering individuals to achieve Workplace Zero

BGIS has three main objectives in our goal of workplace zero.

We are committed to the goal of being the global leader in safety and environment in the real estate industry

BGIS’s Occupational Health & Safety Management system is guided by the 2018 ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems Standard. We are committed to complying with all applicable Health & Safety legislation and adopting industry best practices. We have been recognized externally for our management systems and specific processes within them.

We are committed to continually improving our safety and environmental performance and risk reduction programs, with the aim of Zero Workplace injuries

We continually review our safety performance and the effectiveness of our risk reduction processes to determine their success and adjust accordingly. Our team members are the ambassadors of our organization and our greatest assets. We are committed to providing resources, training, tools, procedures and support to enable our workforce to perform their roles safely and competently. We place a major emphasis on skill development by investing in health and safety training.

We are committed to developing and implementing initiatives to optimize the health, wellness and overall well-being of our workforce.

The safety and well-being of our Team Members is inherent in the BGIS operating philosophy. Our safety program adapts to the ever changing world we live in. In order to enhance and make changes to our programs to continually support our team members’ mental health priorities, BGIS listens carefully to our teams.

OUR COMMITMENT

Our commitment, backed by a vision, defined responsibilities and procedures

BGIS’s team, our contractors and our building occupants are guided by our health and safety vision statement, our policies and procedures along with our clearly defined roles and responsibilities.

Our Occupational Health & Safety Policy

BGIS is committed to providing safe and healthy working conditions for the prevention of work-related injury and ill-health to our Team Members, partners, Clients, vendors, visitors and any other party that may be affected by our business activities. Health and safety is a priority for BGIS, as a leading global provider of real estate services, facilities management, project delivery, professional services, and workplace management solutions.

Guided by ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management System and our integrated management system, BGIS is committed to reducing the number of injuries to as close to zero as possible through the elimination of hazards and the reduction of occupational health and safety risk. We use a proactive and collaborative approach in our work with our Clients, vendors and Team Members to create and foster a safe and healthy work environment. BGIS utilizes the management system framework of Plan – Do – Check – Act to establish occupational health and safety objectives and plans.

We are committed to complying with BGIS standards, applicable legislation and industry standards. Senior management is responsible for setting health and safety objectives that are evaluated to ensure continual improvement of health and safety systems and overall performance.

We are committed to providing resources, training, tools, procedures and support to enable our workforce to perform their roles safely and competently. All team members are responsible for identifying, communicating and, where appropriate, correcting workplace hazards in order to protect themselves, their co-workers and members of the public from harm. Our team members are expected to be fit for work mentally and physically and BGIS will provide support in the event of injury or ill health. Through consultation and participation, BGIS ensures that team members are involved in the decisions that may impact their health and safety. All team members, vendors and contractors have an obligation to follow all health and safety requirements during work activities to ensure BGIS remains one of the safest places to work.

HS Framework

Our Framework

Our aim is to drive a Workplace Zero culture - eliminating Team Member injuries. Our philosophy is articulated in our Health, Safety and Environment Manual, which provides the management framework to protect our team, our partners, and the public at large. The manual describes the Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OSHMS), which follows the Plan – Do – Check – Act process to ensure proper planning, identification of hazards, management of risks, review of results, and continual improvement of performance occurs.

HS Achievement

Our Achievements

BGIS is registered to ISO 45001 Occupational Health And Safety Management Systems. BGIS is proud to be one of the first global companies to achieve this important occupational health and safety certification for Canada, United States, Australia, and New Zealand in late 2018.

In 2020, BGIS achieved a global decrease in Lost Time Injury Rates and Total Recordable Injury Rates – demonstrating that our drive to achieve Workplace Zero is within reach.