‘TARGET ZERO’ Takes Aim In South Africa

Friday, 11 July 2014
Illovo Sugar Ltd

"‘TARGET ZERO’ Takes Aim In South Africa"

SA Operations has introduced a proactive SHERQ (safety, health, environment, risk, quality) strategy – TARGET ZERO - which aims “to create a proactive SHERQ culture in which all Illovo employees believe that all injuries, occupational illness, environmental deviations and quality deviations are foreseeable and preventable, and apply this attitude and approach in everything they do at work.”

The accent is on attitude change: leadership towards change, role-modelling towards change, creating a proactive culture and taking ownership of responsibilities to SHERQ. It is not about statistics and it applies to all Illovo employees, everyone everywhere, regardless of position and/or role.

TARGET ZERO training has been taking place at various SA Ops centres and the new signboards have been prominently displayed. Achievements include the 1 million manhours without a disabling injury at Umzimkulu mill, Umzimkulu’s Ravenhill Farm, Eston Mill and Noodsberg Mill. In addition, Eston Mill and Agriculture, Umzimkulu Mill and Agriculture, Merebank and Glendale achieved and maintained a 12-month rolling DIFR (Disabling Injury Frequency Rate) of 0.

AT NOSA’s Eastern region banquet, Illovo Sugar was well represented when awards were handed out. PICTURED are (from left) Eddie Padayachee (farm manager, Eston), Gary Fourie (Umzimkulu safety rep), Umzimkulu GM Vis Pillay, Mike Davies (Illovo Sugar SA health and safety manager), Jonathan Dixon (Ravenhill farm manager), Ronnie Moodley (senior SHE compliance officer, Umzimkulu), Satthesh Persadh (syrup plant) and Greg Dry (Eston).

TARGET Zero training at Sezela Downstream, with Rob Zinn leading.


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