We believe it is wrong to accept injuries and occupational illnesses. We believe injuries and illnesses are not an inevitable or expected consequence of doing business and we are committed to eliminating these tragic events. It is the right thing to do and a business imperative. We call our commitment Zero4Life.
This is our vision and goal.
The zero in Zero4Life means zero recordable injuries, job-related illnesses, preventable vehicular incidents and environmental events. The 4 relates to the four fundamental principles of achieving zero injuries and occupational illnesses: accountability, behavior, communication and dedication.
'Life' means living safely off the job and sharing this value with our contractors, vendors, families and friends. It means doing what is necessary to sustain zero, but also taking safety awareness beyond the workplace into our homes and our communities. Zero4Life also means Integrating safety into our daily lives and into everything we do as individuals and as an organization.
It is the right thing to do. It is a core value.
To maintain high standards, the CEMEX Health and Safety Management system, which is based on the following 14 elements, is being implemented throughout CEMEX operations:
- Leadership and management participation
- Regulations, audits and inspections
- Safe operative practices
- Accident investigation and tracking
- Behavioral safety
- Health and safety training
- Emergency preparation and fire prevention
- Contractors safety
- Risk analysis, job safety analysis and PPE
- Hazardous works and maintenance control
- Safety promotion
- Health risk
- Facilities and work environment
- Driving safety