Compliance and safety
is part of our ethos

Health and safety

A safe and healthy working environment is recognised by Grindrod as a fundamental human right, as enshrined in the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

We recognise that the health and safety of our employees, contractors, and visitors is of paramount importance and cannot be compromised.

Grindrod has a zero-tolerance approach towards breaches of our safety, health and security standards. We will maintain occupational health and safety management systems (ISO 45001:2018) in accordance with the international standard.

As part of our occupational health and safety management systems, we will do the following

  • comply with all statutory health and safety obligations including the provisions of adequate supervision, information, instruction, and training
  • implement and maintain appropriate procedures and management plans to identify, avoid and mitigate health and safety risks as well as promote continuous improvement of health and safety performance
  • establish clear targets and objectives on an annual basis to improve health and safety in the workplace
  • audit and report on such targets and objectives in a clear, concise, and transparent manner
  • consult with employees on health and safety issues and commit to addressing reasonable concerns
  • develop a body of knowledge, based on learnings and best practice to be shared and expanded with the Group
  • investigate all incidents, implement corrective actions in a timely manner and ensure that injured persons receive the best possible medical care
  • provide, operate, and maintain buildings, plant, equipment and systems of work that are safe and without risk to health; and
  • supervise our contractors to ensure compliance with Grindrod requirements and work with them to improve their health and safety performance.