Danone is committed to keeping every person who works for the company safe. In 2004, we initiated the WISE worldwide program (Work In a Safe Environment). Renamed WISE² in 2015, this program aims at developing a health and safety culture at all of Danone’s sites to significantly reduce the number and seriousness of workplace accidents.
As part of WISE², the Company targets zero fatal accident and a reduction by half of the number of workplace accident with lost time by 2020 compared to baseline.
For more information on WISE, please refer to our 2018 Registration Document.
The annual frequency rate of workplace accidents with lost time in 2018 for the Safety Indicators Scope (FR1 rate, see Methodology Note). At constant scope, this represents a decrease of - 12% compared to 2017.
This improvement results from the systematization of the WISE² approach and its widespread deployment in the sales forces (-11%) and in the head offices (-19%). The industrial performance remained stable compared to 2017. The performance continued while we integrated WhiteWave and Alpro entities in the scope of consolidation, notably due to good performances in Europe and notably in France (-16%) and CIS region (-31%).
The annual frequency rate for workplace accidents without lost time in 2018 for the Safety Indicators Scope (FR2 rate, see Methodology Note). In comparison, it was up to 2.1 in 2017.
Danone’s 2018 severity rate for workplace accidents with medical absence for the Safety Scope (SR rate, see Methodology Note). In comparison, it was up to 0.08 in 2017.
In 2018, Danone declared 2 fatal accidents. One is a road accident while the second is related to a traffic accident in distribution. In 2017, 2 fatal accidents had occurred.