05 October 2021
As part of Macquarie Group, we have been developing our WHSES programme to ensure it is appropriate for GIG’s activities and have created a multi-pronged approach focused on six key areas: governance, communication, resourcing, community, reporting, and technology enablement.
Our WHSES management system includes early-stage planning through due diligence and hazard identification, climate change risk, HSE resourcing, governance enhancements, investment monitoring, and incident response management.
Additionally, we work in partnership with a number of industry associations and not-for-profits in key sectors to demonstrate our support for the communities interfacing with our investments.
WHSES Management System and Framework, WHSES Committee
Newsletters, sharing lessons learned, check-ins
Ensuring the appropriate level of WHSE resourcing at our assets
Facilitating continuous learning through sharing of lessons learned, new practices and creative solutions internally and externally with industry peers
Portfolio and asset level reporting on leading and lagging indicators
E3 Salesforce platform to facilitate reporting
Our objective is to engage, empower and ensure a robust WHSES culture and we aspire to positively influence WHSES practices at our assets through the people, partners, companies and communities with which we work.
The welfare, health and safety of our people has been and continues to be our top priority during the COVID-19 global pandemic. We have provided COVID-19 health and safety training to principal directors and deal teams which covers employee safety guidance, as well as safety guidance for managing our principal investments. We have also incorporated monthly check-in meetings with the principal directors of our high-risk assets to monitor status of COVID-19 on-site, share WHSES lessons learned, and provide support and guidance.
Through our WHSES programme we seek to support our development teams in applying responsible criteria to their supplier selection and procurement activities GIG takes the reports of human rights abuses and recent allegations associated with polysilicon manufacturing in Xinjiang seriously. We have enhanced our due diligence process for supplier contracts to understand this very complex matter. Our enhanced due diligence includes traceability studies, social audits, reporting and escalation procedures, and ongoing monitoring.