Health, Safety & Environment
Shire is committed to operating a sustainable, responsible organization that protects the environment and the health and safety of those with whom we have relationships – our patients, our customers, our suppliers, our shareholders, our employees, the environment and the communities where we conduct our activities.
We are committed to maintaining a level of health, safety and environmental performance that is among the leaders in the specialty biopharmaceutical industry, and to demonstrating respect for the individual and the environment. We firmly believe that exceptional HSE management is a key component in achieving excellent company performance and making Shire a world-class organization and responsible corporate citizen. We know that successful HSE management involves integrating sound principles and practice into our day-today activities and business management and good performance levels are achieved by the collaborative effort of all employees. Thus, compliance with this policy is the responsibility of every employee and contractor employefe of shire.
Shire is committed to excellence in health, safety and environment management and will maintain management systems designed to identify and manage the HSE risks associated with our operations, assure continued HSE compliance, and support continuous performance improvement. We will develop and implement global standards and procedures to manage potential risks and improve the operation of our business, and define personal accountabilities and responsibilities for integrating HSE into our business activities. We will set HSE goals, measure progress and communicate results.
We will strive to conserve resources and minimize or eliminate adverse HSE effects and risks that may be associated with our products, facilities and operations. We will promote the sustainable and efficient use of natural resources, waste minimization, recycling, energy efficiency, and responsible product stewardship in our business activities.
We will work to create an atmosphere where HSE excellence among employees is valued. We will provide a safe and healthy workplace, striving to prevent injuries and illnesses, promoting healthy lifestyles and encouraging respect for the environment. We will train, empower and require our employees to take individual responsibility for HSE and encourage them to be BRAVE, to integrate HSE considerations into their everyday activities and to improve our HSE performance and be better than yesterday. We will ensure our employees have the skills and knowledge to implement this policy and Shire HSE standards and procedures.
We will comply with relevant legal requirements, laws and regulations wherever we operate. However, we regard compliance with local HSE legislation as a minimum standard, to be exceeded where reasonably practicable, and we will adopt global HSE standards that define minimum performance expectations.
We regard HSE excellence as an essential element of every activity performed at Shire and as a shared business value that must not be compromised. We will strive to integrate health, safety, and environmental considerations into all phases of the business, including mergers and acquisitions, research, discovery and development, facility design, operation and maintenance, sales, marketing, and product delivery and we will act with integrity in all we do.
Suppliers and Contractors
We will work with our business partners to support responsible HSE practice and enhance HSE performance among our suppliers, contractors and customers. When selecting key suppliers, we will assess their approach to HSE management, and will make HSE performance a key requirement in our purchasing and contracting arrangements.
Community and Government
We will actively foster open communication and dialogue on workplace health, safety and environmental issues and strive to build trust and sustained relationships with our stakeholders, both within and outside the Company. We will actively participate as appropriate with government agencies, industry and the public to ensure that the development and implementation of health, safety and environmental policies, laws, regulations, and practices promote the present and future well-being of people and the environment and are based on sound scientific judgment.