The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in unprecedented challenges to the world of work. In our Asia Pacific region, travel restrictions continued to disrupt normal working practices in 2022/23, causing us to rethink how we carry out essential business activities safely and sustainably.
In April 2022, we introduced remote health, safety and environmental (HS&E) audits for our sites in China, Japan, Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong.
This enabled our specialist team members to carry out critical audits, including temperature, hazard and health checks, without needing to travel. It also meant that because the audits take less time and cost to complete, they could be run more frequently throughout the year.
17 audits were completed in 2022/23, providing our leaders with the insight they need to help embed our strong HS&E culture across Asia Pacific.