Ansaldo STS has considered it strategic to include its Quality, Safety, and Environment System (IMS - Integrated Management System) within its Governance framework and, in particular, to develop strategic synergies with the Internal Auditing and Risk Management system: the Quality, Safety, and Environment Integrated Management System is thus considered a reference architecture to integrate systems and to implement principles and values within the organisation. In this context, the assessment of business risks and their proper management requires the correct identification of the processes and their interpretation from a systemic perspective.
The Integrated Management System has been established at corporate level, implementing global policies and procedures in order to guarantee a controlled management of processes. Subsequently, each company has established local environmental and safety policies, on the basis of legislative requirements and corporate policies and procedures.
The main advantages arising from the Integrated Management System are:
- Uniform management: the creation of a single corporate management system ensures the same methods are used for the organisation of all Health, Safety and Environment activities.
- Optimisation of resources: the uniform management of the Health, Safety and Environment areas makes exploitation of potential synergies in the Organisation possible (audit and training).
- Standardisation of improvement objectives: integration allows univocal decision-taking criteria to be identified for the selection of Company objectives and the definition of programmes to implement them.
- Involvement of personnel at all levels: rationalisation in the use of human resources and the assignment of responsibilities in order to engage personnel and raise their awareness.
- Single document and data management system: even at the documentational and administrative level, integration prevents the duplication of records common to the various areas, while sharing information simplifies in-house communication.
- Identification of new strategic approaches: by analysing processes not only from the quality viewpoint but also in terms of environmental impact and reduction of risks for workers, we are able to single out new requirements, design alternatives and opportunities to save.
Enhanced usability of documents has been achieved by implementing the new Company Intranet, which allows all employees to more easily consult the corporate and local IMS documentation.
All the production sites and offices listed in the tables below have been certified for quality (ISO 9001), health and safety (OHSAS 18001 and AS/ZNS 4801:01 for Australia) and environmental management (ISO 14001). The Tito Scalo production site also has EMAS Registration (Eco Management and Audit Scheme).
|COUNTRY||PRODUCTION SITE||ISO 9001||ISO 14001||OHSAS 18001|
|COUNTRY||OFFICES (NON-PRODUCTION SITE)||ISO 9001||SO 14001||OHSAS 18001|
The production sites of Tito Scalo, Riom and Batesburg and the offices of Genoa, Les Ulis, Pittsburgh and Beijing have obtained the IRIS (International Railway Industry Standard) certification.
The IRIS standard is promoted by UNIFE, the Association of European Railway Industries, which guarantees its supervision and control. The IRIS standard was developed starting from the ISO 9001 standard, integrating it with specific railway sector requirements.
Ansaldo STS is also part of the IRIS Steering Committee that rules the IRIS activities and of the Advisory Board which manages the interface between IRIS and the main European railway operators.
Ansaldo STS’s training path has been implemented with the cooperation of Training Needs Managers (TNM). This initiative aims to identify personnel who can serve as contacts for Human Resources in the definition of specific training and development plans for operational structures, in order to facilitate understanding of the specific needs of each operational unit and make it possible to define projects that more accurately target their actual needs. Training Needs Management is distinguished by the concept of “Community”, which translates into encouraging the creation of a network to reduce geographical distances. In 2017, Ansaldo STS carried out training and information sessions to draw attention to:
- the procedures and requirements of the Integrated Management System;
- the roles and responsibilities needed to achieve compliance with the environmental policy and the procedures and requirements of the Integrated Management System, including preparing for emergency situations and developing response capacity;
- the potential consequences of not complying with the specified operating procedures.
The training sessions were held by personnel competent in the relevant field. The specialised technical focus of the training demonstrates Ansaldo STS’s aim of targeting operating positions involved in duties and activities that are potentially critical in terms of environment, health and safety.
|HSE AND QUALITY TRAINING||2015||2016||2017|
|Total hours of HSE and Quality training||14,523||8,628||4,707|
|Total hours of training||78,222||74,269||93,369|
|Health and safety training as % of the total||18,6%||11,6%||5,0%|