Occupational Health and Safety System

GESUGA aims to achieve the highest levels of occupational safety in order to avoid workplace accidents while enhancing employee and company wellbeing both on and off our property.

We implemented an Occupational Health and Safety System in 2009 in accordance with the OHSAS 18001 standard, integrating the system with the company’s existing management system standards; the system is audited and reviewed based on the principle of continuous improvement. The main objective of implementing and certifying this system is:

  • Create a safer workplace to reduce workplace accidents by identifying, evaluating and controlling the dangers associated with each job, thereby avoiding the root causes of accidents.
  • Periodically evaluate employees’ health status as a way to promptly identify and control work-related health risks.
  • Promote a preventive culture by implementing prevention measures in the company and involving the commitment of all employees to the continuous improvement in OHS performance.
  • Promote a preventive culture by implementing prevention measures in the company and involving the commitment of all employees to the continuous improvement in OHS performance.
  • Train and inform our workers about health and safety as part of the corporate culture.
  • Provide health promotion programs designed to improve employee wellbeing.

Equality Plan

GESUGA declares its commitment to establishing and developing policies that provide equal treatment and opportunities for women and men, without directly or indirectly discriminating based on sex, as well its commitment to promoting measures to achieve true equality in our organization, establishing equal opportunities between women and men as a strategic principle of our corporate and human resources policy, in accordance with the definition of this principle established by Organic Law 3/2007 of March 22, for effective gender equality.

In each and every area in which this company works, from hiring to promotion and including everything from the salary policy, training to work and employment conditions, occupational health, and the organization of employees’ work and life balance, we adhere to the principle of equal opportunities between women and men, paying special attention to indirect discrimination, or “the situation in which the application of regulations, criterions or practices, which although apparently neutral, puts a person of one sex at a particular disadvantage with respect to employees of the opposite sex”.

Commitment to the European Road Safety Charter

The European Road Safety Charter, created in 2004 through the EU’s department for mobility and transport (DG MOVE – European Commission), is a unique road safety awareness platform that shares its message with all levels of society in the European Union’s 28 Member States. Since then, a community of over 2,300 signatories has sign up to the Charter, contributing to the improvement of road safety standards and culture through real commitments and concrete measures.

Transportation is the backbone of our company and as signatories to the Charter we publicize the measures and initiatives implemented to improve road safety for our employees, who in turn can positively influence the rest of society. We have a fleet of vehicles equipped with the best technical resources to ensure that all work is performed safely. We also provide periodic training for our employees, teaching the best safe and efficient driving techniques and helping them improve and strengthen their skills and attitudes.

Commitment to the Red de Empresas Saludables (Healthy Workplaces Network)

The “Healthy Workplaces” project responds to the interest the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (INSHT) demonstrates in recognizing the work of companies that improve employee health and well-being while promoting a culture of health and the exchange of business experiences.

At GESUGA we believe it is necessary to protect the health of the people who join our company; we have a young, motivated and committed work force, which is why we need to strive to improve their well-being, including in our environmental policies and resources that promote occupational and personal health, promote good eating habits, analyze the work place and employee motor control to promote physical activity and create an active work environment.

Being a healthy workplace means, in addition to legally complying with occupational risk prevention measures:

  • Taking a comprehensive and integrated approach to employee health management.
  • Taking health into consideration in all company policies.

Women’s Empowerment

The Women’s Empowerment Principles offer seven steps to guide business on how to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community. These principles are the result of collaboration between the UN Global Compact and UN Women, and are adapted from the Calvert Women’s Principles®.

GESUGA has signed the Charter as part of its commitment to promote gender equality and empower women through information from real-life business practices and input gathered from across the globe. The Women’s Empowerment Principles aim to guide business towards best practices by developing gender equality as part of corporate responsibility, the United Nations Global Compact and the role of business in sustainable development. These Principles also can inform other stakeholders of companies’ commitment.

  • Principle 1: Establish high-level corporate leadership for gender equality.
  • Principle 2: Treat all women and men fairly at work – respect and support human rights and nondiscrimination.
  • Principle 3: Ensure the health, safety and well-being of all women and men workers.
  • Principle 4: Promote education, training and professional development for women.
  • Principle 5: Implement enterprise development, supply chain and marketing practices that empower women.
  • Principle 6: Promote equality through community initiatives and advocacy.
  • Principle 7: Measure and publicly report on progress to achieve gender equality.