Monitoring our safety performance
Monitoring our performance closely and publishing the results helps us keep track of our progress and identify areas where we need to increase our efforts.
Monitoring our accident rates
Accidents per million hours worked in 2019˄†
We report safety data from 1 October to 30 September. Our Total Recordable Frequency Rate (TRFR) ending 30 September 2019 was marginally up to 0.76˄† accidents per million hours worked (versus 0.69 the previous year which was our lowest rate to date).
Our 2019 TRFR includes for the first time new acquisitions which operate as decentralised business units. After a spike in the first six months when injury rates went up (partly due to the inclusion of decentralised business units), we achieved a substantial incident rate reduction, in line with our year-on-year declining trend.
Our performance meets our Unilever Sustainable Living Plan (USLP) target of halving our 2008 TRFR of 2.10. But we’re committed to exceeding that target through our Vision Zero strategy, and we’re continuing to seek improvements that make people safer.
˄ 2019 TRFR includes for the first time new acquisitions that operate as decentralised business units; had we included these in 2017 and 2018, our reported TRFR would have been approximately 6% higher in each year