How to maximise the value of OH&S reporting

As the field of global Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) and workplace wellness is

involving, so is our understanding of its impact on business and its place in sustainability reporting.

Lost working time, treatment and rehabilitation fees are estimated to cost global business $2.8 trillion a year*, and the business sector has recognised the increasing value created in taking a more holistic approach to health.

In response to this, International SOS Foundation and Sancroft joined forces to develop OH&S workplace wellness reporting guidelines specifically for internationally operating employers who are seeking to achieve their sustainability goals and better their performance.

The guide aims to provide OH&S, sustainability and corporate reporting professionals with practical guidance on how to improve OH&S reporting and practice. It was informed by interviews with leading multinational organisations, alongside engagement with leaders in the field and analysis of publically available information. It illustrates the value of the emerging global OH&S (Occupational Health & Safety) agenda linked to business sustainability.

The hallmarks of best practice in reporting are uncovered; it is these that can be adopted by organisations to better their sustainability agenda.

Included within the guide:

· An introduction to sustainability reporting and its value

· Trends in OH&S and their implications for OH&S practice and


· Guidance on how to do OH&S reporting well: An overview of foundational elements of good reporting and insight from global reporting frameworks

· Views and voices: Analysis, experiences and reflections on the future from experts and practitioners: Heineken, Newmont, Anglo American, Lafarge Holcim, Vitality

· Case studies: Best practices in OH&S and risk management reporting – and how to get the most from them: Unilever, Johnson & Johnson, Novo Nordisk

To read the full guide, click here.

*‘Proactive companies benefit in workplace health’, Gill Plimmer, Financial Times, 14 September 2016


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