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    MAJOR CLIENT REPORTS REDUCTION IN PROJECT ACCIDENTS

    Effective supply chain management secures compliance and reduced harm  

    The website Supply Management  has reported that procurers at Land Securities have helped to cut the number of accidents on the company construction projects by “closely measuring suppliers’ compliance with health and safety”.

    The company Corporate Responsibility Report for 2011 states that the development and refurbishment business experienced 39 accidents per 100,000 employee contractors which is below the industry benchmark figure of 906. The report highlights that:

    “all property teams, including our contractors and partners, report any accident, however minor, on a central database, to measure performance across the group and ensure our legal and contractual obligations are being met.”

    The company expectations were: “integrated into a web-based system for assessing their compliance with a number of legal and regulatory standards, ranging from procurement, health and safety and working hours to forced labour, bribery and corruption”.

    Land Securities added that a good record of what was happening at sites helped the company “reduce incident rates towards or below the industry benchmark”.

    The company has set a target for 2011/12 to remain below industry benchmarks for reportable health and safety incidents on building sites.

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