HEALTH & SAFETY, THE ENVIRONMENT (HSE)
AND SUSTAINABILITY REPORT
Our commitment to the health and safety of our employees, the communities in which we work, and to
sustainable development is one of our key values. It incorporates measures to ensure sustainability in all
aspects of our business – including ongoing commitments to recruiting and maintaining a highly skilled
workforce, and to ensuring we leave a positive legacy behind, once a project is completed.
IN 2004, SOME OF THOSE SUSTAINABLE MEASURES INCLUDED and SNC-Lavalin ProFac won two environment-related awards
Developing community roads, a bridge, sewage treatment from industry in the province of Ontario.
facilities, school health education and HIV/AIDS programs
in South Africa; helping a community in Bosnia build a school OTHER KEY DEVELOPMENTS IN 2004 IN SUPPORT
in the neighbourhood where we provided communications’ OF HSE AND SUSTAINABILITY
logistics for NATO Peacekeepers; providing training in project Our Environmental Management Plan for construction
management, proposals and environment management in sites is customized to meet the individual needs of projects
countries like China and Vietnam; continuing to build on our
worldwide. It is a key tool to efficiently and effectively
historic relationships with aboriginal communities to identify
monitor compliance to environmental standards. Signing
and develop opportunities; and supporting Habitat for
on to SNC-Lavalin’s Environmental Policy is a requirement
Humanity by sponsoring a house for a low income family in
Toronto – just one of our many community-related initiatives for every project manager.
where employees contribute time and money to programs SNC-Lavalin’s Environmental team participates in the envi-
and projects that improve the lives of others. ronmental assessment of projects in a wide range of countries,
including, in 2004, Malaysia, Guinea, Peru, Algeria, Kuwait
HEALTH & SAFETY, AND THE ENVIRONMENT— A PROGRESS REPORT and the UAE to help meet comprehensive environmental
A Zero Harm work environment is our objective
assessment requirements by export credit agencies such as
A safe and healthy work environment is the responsibility of
Export Development Canada.
every employee, and our goal and commitment each year is
Ongoing and systematic audits on business units by
zero harm to our employees, our clients and to the environment.
SNC-Lavalin’s 23 Health & Safety professionals to confirm
No accident or incident is acceptable. We measure our success
using a number of indicators, such as our HSE construction- HSE compliance.
based Lost Time Injury Rate, which is calculated by multiplying Development of new HSE software to formally incorporate
the number of lost work days by 200,000 and then dividing that HSE requirements directly into SNC-Lavalin’s worldwide
by the total number of hours worked. This is closely monitored PM+ project management procedures – thus facilitating injury
by business unit leaders, the Company’s senior management, and accident reporting.
and the Board of Directors.
Our success in 2004 is reflected in a number of projects totalling
SNC-Lavalin is committed to providing a trained Safety
over 10 million man-hours worked without a Lost Time Injury
Officer for every project site worldwide, and monthly HSE
(LTI) on sites under the direction of our Mining and Metallurgy,
Chemicals and Petroleum and Infrastructure business units in reporting responsibilities for all projects are mandatory;
Peru, Chile, Argentina, Oman, Libya, the United States and training programs in 2004 provided a pool of 60 qualified
Canada, among others. A number of these projects are ongoing, Safety Officers to ensure all business units meet these
and employees are now working on their 2nd and 3rd sets of requirements; joint health and safety training best practices
million man-hours worked without LTIs. will be developed with our clients, suppliers and sub-
Our success is also reflected in acknowledgements contractors; a new computer-based training program will
received from clients and industry: SNC-Lavalin GDS be available later this year (2005) so that new Safety Officers’
was honoured with five key safety achievement awards; can be trained, or updated, on site, anywhere in the world.
Respect for Health & Safety, and the Environment is a commitment that goes beyond our working day.
It is an integral part of each individual’s life.
SNC-LAVALIN — 2004 ANNUAL REPORT
FOR A BETTER WORLD
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SNC-Lavalin is committed to providing safe and healthy work environments for all employees, in offices and on worksites
worldwide. We believe this commitment plays a key role in the success of our projects. Our ultimate goal is zero lost-time
incidents on every project.
SNC-Lavalin believes that sustainable development will improve the future for all people, and affirms that sound environ-
mental management is one of the pillars of a good project. SNC-Lavalin expects all employees – from the CEO down – to
share the responsibility of meeting our Environmental commitments to our clients and the communities in which we operate.
SNC-LAVALIN — 2004 ANNUAL REPORT