Managing Business for a Sustainable Society
SK networks recognizes the safety and health of stakeholders including customers, citizens and its employees as core values of its corporate management, and endeavors to keep serious industrial accidents at zero by enhancing and enforcing ESG practices, implementing a safety and health management system, and fostering safety and health culture.
SK networks has developed management policies regarding safety and health as statements of the management leadership’s commitment to safety and health and enforced those policies in a bid to create wholesome working conditions and prevent industrial accidents more effectively. In addition, major developments concerning safety and health are reported to the board of directors and safety and health performance outcomes are reflected on the CEO and enterprise KPIs to provide interfaces with compensation schemes.
We at SK networks will ensure constant evolution and improvement of the safety and health management system and bolster up its effectiveness in consideration of worksite-specific characteristics and changing business landscape to create safe and healthy worksites of global top-tier level in each business domain and meet the goal of zero industrial accidents. By nurturing and embedding safety and health culture, we will empower all SK networks people to exercise VWBE leadership in safety and health to roll out a business environment wherein SK networks people and stakeholders can remain happy, healthy and safe.
Health & Safety Management System Advancement
Self-regulation and Prevention System Establishment
VWBE Health & Safety Culture Establishment and Practice
SK networks endeavors continuously to prevent risks of serious accidents in advance and foster safe and healthy work conditions by conducting risk assessment in which hazards at worksites are identified; mitigation measures are developed and implemented; and their effectiveness is verified. In 2022, risk assessment was conducted twice and 67 out of 77 hazards identified (at or over risk level* 6) were addressed to mitigate risks. Furthermore, SK networks is taking proactive actions to eliminate hazards found from feedback contributed by workers via the health and safety council. Walkerhill has implemented an enterprise risk management (ERM) system to enhance its risk assessment scheme specific to the needs of its worksite.
(*) Risk = probability of occurrence X criticality of consequence (probability/criticality is estimated on a scale of 1 to 3 respectively)
SK networks provide safety and health training programs aligned with applicable laws and worksite characteristics to improve the safety and health awareness of SK networks people and embed safety and health culture in their work routines. Training courses are adapted to a varying nature of worksites including business offices and logistics centers to optimize the effectiveness of safety training initiatives that are conducted online regularly on a quarterly basis, with independent third party trainers engaged to provide occupational training programs.
|Office workers||Fostering and improvement of occupational safety culture, work environment and health management for office workers, statutory safety and health training requirements, prevention of health conditions attributable to work stress, etc.|
|Logistics center||Work safety of forklifts, prevention of musculoskeletal diseases, understanding and utilization of material safety datasheets (MSDSs), safety protection gears set forth in the Occupational Safety and Health Act, etc.|
|Occupational training||Publicly accessible training courses in Korea Industrial Safety Psychology Counseling Association (KISCA), Korea Industrial Safety Association (KISA), etc.|
A safety and health council staffed with safety and health supervisors of worksites and suppliers around the nation is called to order every month. The safety and health council is responsible for enhancing the safety and health inspection system of each worksite and collecting safety and health feedback from employees. In addition, Walkerhill Hotel actively collects customer feedback on safety and health and improves environment, posting more animal warning signs.
Given the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and increase in telework, visually enhanced emergency response drills engaging by SK networks people are produced and shared to upgrade the effectiveness of emergency drills with virtual experience programs. The logistics centers and Walkerhill have implemented their own emergency response systems and conducted fire-control drills regularly every year.