Bombay Chamber released the booklet on “The New Normal of Workplace Safety, Health and Environment (A Compendium of Best Practices from Bombay Chamber’s Office Safety Awards 2018) on October 16, 2018 during 183rd Foundation Day Celebrations.
Safety, Health and Environment at a workplace have a direct impact on a business’ overall value proposition. A comprehensive approach involving the above subject is thus critical to organizations that seek to demonstrate that business responsibility is integral to their existence.
The data from applicants of Bombay Chamber’s Office Safety Awards 2018 suggests that there is a significant increase in the number of responsible organizations that are progressing beyond traditional approaches involving for occupational safety and environmental management. Their strategies, engagement formats, execution approach and monitoring frameworks have begun to define the ‘New Normal of Workplace Safety, Health and Environment’.
In fact, it was with a view to better recognize this ‘new normal’ – that is being promoted by responsible business – that the Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry launched the ‘Office Safety Awards’ in 2018. This first-of-its-kind initiative was undertaken by the Bombay Chamber to felicitate organizations that place increased emphasis on employees’ safety and well- being as key enablers for business continuity.
Bombay Chamber’s Knowledge Partner – ERM helped develop this Compendium to capture thought leadership insights, best practices and state-of-the-art interventions that were distilled from the applications received.