Bluescope Steel Annual Report 2003

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Health, Safety, Environment and Community


Our Bond, the Company's values document, was one of the first management initiatives introduced when we commenced as a new, independent company. About 200 employees from across the Company were involved in creating Our Bond, which expresses the principles that guide the decisions of the business. Our Bond affirms our commitments to a safe workplace, care for the environment and our communities.


While we strive to deliver strong financial returns to our shareholders, we do not lose sight of our wider responsibilities to all our stakeholders. Health, safety, environment and community (HSEC) commitments are integral to the Company's operations and the way we do business.

We aspire towards a goal of Zero Harm to people, we are committed to care for the environment, and we strive to be valued citizens in our host communities.

Our HSEC Policy, Management Standards and management systems ensure a consistency of approach and drive continuous improvement in our performance in these critical areas throughout the Company.

Our Management Standards, which include specific performance requirements and auditable criteria, apply to all our sites and operations and to major activities by contractors under our management.

We conduct a series of audits each year to ensure the HSEC Management Standards are being applied adequately and effectively, and to verify performance. These include both internal and external audits.


We are committed to acting with integrity, honesty and fairness when dealing with our stakeholders. Processes are in place to facilitate communication with our stakeholders to determine their HSEC concerns, information needs and aspirations for community development.

Any concerns and complaints related to HSEC matters are recorded as incidents and investigated.

As well as communicating with communities, we seek consultation and dialogue with governments, relevant authorities and other organisations and we contribute to the development of public policy.

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