GHD is a sitting member on the United Nations Global Compact Modern Slavery Community of Practice. The group’s purpose is two-fold:
- To discuss the most pressing challenges and obstacles facing business with respect to managing and communicating modern slavery risks and implementing any new legislation and to discuss good practice in responding to these challenges.
- To help provide a business perspective as appropriate to related external discussions, including for example potentially providing collective input to any consultation around government guidance for any new legislation.
Furthering our commitment, GHD has reviewed its Modern Slavery Statement and is in the process of developing key strategies to ensure that modern slavery does not enter the GHD supply chain.
Why do we measure Positive Interactions?
Traditionally, predictions about a workplace's ongoing health and safety performance have been made based on past track records (e.g. incidents). Current research suggests that more effective predictions can be made by focusing on the active steps a workplace takes to prevent future incidents.
Referred to as "lead indicators," these active steps towards incident prevention include any action, behaviour, or process undertaken by a workplace to actively improve health and safety.
Industry and policy stakeholders around the world are increasingly using lead indicators to formally predict future workplace health and safety performance, and consequently reduce workplace injury rates.
GHD is ahead of the curve in this respect, having been recording and monitoring lead indicator performance for many years.
GHD’s combined individual “lead indicator” activities (e.g. project reviews, inspections, behavioural observations) are called “Positive Interactions”. We encourage our 10,000+ people to undertake three Positive Interactions per year and achievement against this target is measured monthly. The rate illustrated in the diagram (5.21) is the average per FTE achieved during the reporting period.