An Aditya Birla Group Commitment 25 03 Responsible Stewardship 2017 2018 19 7 GROUP FATALITIES TOTAL As road accidents is the largest cause of fatal accidents, accounting for 35% over these two years, we are helping our businesses to work on implementing the Technical Standard on Road and Driving Safety so that underlying weaknesses are identified and acted upon. The second biggest cause of fatalities is from fall from height and we have focussed our efforts on the deployment of our Working at Height Protocol. Similarly, we are also working on our electrical systems with a key areas being the improvement of earthing systems, energy isolations, line breaks and related work permit systems to manage electricity as a potential threat to our colleagues. To better understand the weaknesses in our management systems, we have improved the quality of our incident investigation processes by using a standardised system. We have procured and deployed an international software tool so that we will have a uniform methodology to investigate safety incidents across the Group. This is helping to bring rigour to our investigation process, improving the identification of root-causes and preventing recurrence by sharing and implementing the findings and actions taken. Learning from Group good practices Many of our manufacturing sites are recognised by their local communities as leaders in safety practices as they have witnessed behavioural transformation from outside of the workplace. For example, when our colleagues are seen using crash helmets on two-wheelers, our cyclists observed using high visibility jackets on local roads and through the adherence to speed limits, we inspire better behaviour in others. We hope that these practices have been a positive influence on our employee family’s behaviour and that of their surrounding communities. Our Chemical, Hindalco, Novelis, Carbon Black and Pulp & Fibre businesses in particular have seen a marked reduction in both the seriousness of injuries and the lost time injury frequency rates, though fatality figures remain a major concern. Fall from Height Collapse of Structure Vehicle Entrapped from Moving Machine Electrical Chemical Exposure GROUP FATALITIES BY CAUSE 3 3 1 3 6 2 1 3 3