At Stockland, we all have a responsibility to work as safely as possible. A safe workplace is important for both employee engagement and maintaining strong relationships with our customers, suppliers and other stakeholders.
To further embed our focus on safety amongst our employees, we delivered our Safety@Stockland campaign over two weeks in November. The campaign invited employees to share their thoughts on safety, asking the question, what does safety mean to you?
Our team at Patterson Lakes Retirement Village in Victoria shared their statement on safety, which read, “Safety means I can rely on coming to work every day and know we have processes in place so colleagues, residents, visitors and myself feel safe. Safety means a working environment for all residents and staff without risk. Safe work practices means getting home safe!”
Pennie Teh, our General Manager - Group Risk Officer, reflected on Safety@Stockland, saying, “Employee engagement in the campaign was high, with our people highlighting the different ways that they focus on safety both at work and at home. Raising awareness through campaigns like Safety@Stockland is an important part of our overall approach to health and safety.”
Our dedication to safety was recently recognised by the National Safety Awards of Excellence, where we were a finalist in the category of Best Safety Leadership Program. This nomination was for our Sights on Safety initiative, a collaboration involving our Group Risk team, Project Management team, contractors, consultants and other stakeholders to understand and ultimately reduce the likelihood of incidents on work sites. The initiative focused on driving safety behaviours and advancing better practice across priority areas such as working at heights, services strikes and plant rollovers.
Campaigns like Safety@Stockland and initiatives like Sights on Safety support our unwavering focus on the safety of our employees, contractors, customers, and communities across Australia. For more information on our approach to safety, visit the Sustainability Downloads webpage.