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Industrial relations for health and safety issues

In order to facilitate the implementation of the health and safety initiatives and to encourage the sharing of decisions and results, in all the Group countries a number of joint committees have been set up dedicated to monitoring and controlling health and safety conditions nationally and across divisions. With the aim of facilitating the integration and standardization of the committees which operate at different levels, during 2012, in Italy the bilateral occupational health and safety committee was set up, in accordance with the Italian model of industrial relations of July 17, 2012. The committee has the task of promoting prevention and training activities, as well as raising awareness of health and safety issues, and, finally, drawing up and collecting examples of good practice. As from 2013, this aspect was further extended to the whole scope of the Enel Group, through the creation of a bilateral commission for health and safety at Group level, set up under the Enel Global Framework Agreement of June 14, 2013.
This committee, which in 2013 defined a “joint recommendation” which can be applied in all Enel countries, focuses on the application and implementation of health and safety standards at Group level.

Here below are further details on the committees which operate in the various countries at national and/or local level.

ItalyBesides the bilateral committee on policies for safety and protecting the working environment which was set up in 2012, there are two committees which operate at the divisional level of Infrastructure and Networks and Generation. In addition, periodic meetings are organized involving the employer, the head of the prevention and protection service, the competent doctor and the workers’ safety representative. The meetings are held at least once a year and 100% of employees are represented.
RussiaIn every plant in Russia there are committees which deal with health and safety. Every organizational unit has a worker representative for occupational health matters, for a total of 49 representatives, who communicate with the company managers and unions.
SlovakiaIn every plant a health and safety committee has been set up. Each committee consists of representatives of the workers (indicated by the unions) and representatives of the employers. The health and safety committee periodically assesses the state of implementation of health and safety plans and policies and proposes measures to manage, monitor and improve safety.
RomaniaIn accordance with legal provisions, there are safety and hygiene committees in each company, consisting of: representatives of the company, the specialist doctor and professional representatives of the unions/representatives of employees, which meet periodically (quarterly) to discuss specific issues, and propose measures to manage, control and improve safety.
SpainAt national level the Comisión de participación y control has been set up and, at local level, Comités de seguridad y salud territoriales have been set up.
ArgentinaIn the power plants there are bilateral hygiene and safety committees, which meet once every month or two months.
ChileAt all production sites with more than 25 workers, there are Comités paritarios de higiene y seguridad, which pass resolutions on occupational health and safety initiatives through an annual work plan. These committees meet once a month.
PeruThere are 5 bilateral committees, which also see the involvement of representatives of contracting companies.
BrazilAt all sites a Comissão interna de prevenção de acidentes is set up and consists of representatives of the Company and representatives of workers, focused on establishing accident prevention initiatives.
ColombiaTwo joint committees have been set up (COPASST), one for Distribution and one for Generation, which have the task of promoting the law on occupational health.

Reference SDGs: 
Main actionsTargets
Extra Checking on Site (ECoS) - planned120 in 2020

Global awareness-raising programs on prevention and health promotion

17 in the 2017-2020 period
Further reduction in LTIFR and LDR

Integration of safety into policies, processes and procedures


Dedicated initiatives to strengthen the awareness and commitment of employees and contractors to health and safety and promotion of the culture of safety

Continuous improvement of safety on-field controls and on site inspections, and investigation of all accidents and significant near misses, identifying preventive and corrective measures

Sustainability Plan 2017-2019