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Health and safety

Effective health and safety management is a desirable and integral part of our business performance and culture. We are committed to the highest practicable levels of health and safety of employees, contractors and visitors on our company premises.

Health and safety is an integral part of the way we conduct our business.

BAT South Africa is committed to ensuring compliance with the requirements of South African occupational health and safety legislation, which we align with International Labour Organisation (ILO) practice. In addition to ensuring compliance with the necessary legislation, our Environment Health and Safety Integrated Management System (EHS IMS) also ensures that all installations and working environments are regularly inspected and that processes and activities are regularly reviewed to identify any hazards that may affect the health and safety of employees, contractors and visitors on our premises.

Our objective

Our primary objective is the elimination of incidents resulting in injury or occupational illness. Wherever possible, we implement controls proactively to ensure the effective management of the health and safety risk profile associated with all our activities. However, when incidents resulting in injury or occupational illness do occur, these are recorded, reported and properly investigated to identify the cause so that suitable actions are taken to prevent a re-occurrence.

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