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Programs to promote and ensure safety

In New Zealand, the Corys Health & Safety Program is certified by a specialized organization providing training and awareness-raising campaigns, monitoring performance through the use of dashboards and issuing diplomas. Every newcomer participates in a training session before taking up a post. Launched some years ago, this program has resulted in a substantial decrease in the number and severity of accidents.

In the United States, safety programs have been standardized across all operating companies and in 2015, a communication campaign was initiated with a new common logo. Its aim is to target all activities, functions and roles, providing safety guidelines to facilitate compliance with local laws. Sonepar USA tracks results using indicators that allow comparisons with national statistics.

In Australia, an entire week is dedicated each year to the promotion of safety. And for some time now, customers are invited to participate, too!