We use technology and digitalization to ensure the safest possible working environment to reach our zero occupational accident and zero occupational disease targets.
We conduct risk analyses, provide training and awareness raising programs to change behavior, and audits to ensure that rules are followed. We manage occupational health and safety with an integrated approach, using quality and environmental management systems.
At Arçelik, protecting the health and safety of all our employees and subcontractors is crucial. We do not only follow safety practices in our own operations and workforce. Our management targets high OHS performance across the entire value chain. Our OHS approach integrated in our business is a role model for the geographies we operate in and is guided by the Occupational Health and Safety Policy. We guarantee to fulfill all our obligations beyond legal rules and regulations in this regard in accordance with both international commitments and the collective bargaining agreement. In order to achieve our goals, we take actions according to the Arçelik Occupational Health and Safety Action Plan.
OHS training is important to raise awareness about unsafe behavior in working areas and to promote a common safety culture. We prioritize awareness activities in OHS. In this context, we seek to trigger behavior change within the company with the training and drills we perform. To this end, we launched the Occupational Health and Safety Communication Management System to improve the perspective and communication language of OHS, using videos and images.
In 2020, occupational safety specialists and workplace physicians organized a total of 299,131 hours of OHS training on regulatory requirements and technical matters at all Arçelik facilities. We provided 10.3 hours of OHS training per person. We included not only employees, but also their families in the OHS culture change, and we provided occupational health and safety training to our business partners and suppliers. We provided a total of 36,753 hours of training to our subcontractors.