Our primary concern is the health, welfare and safety of our employees, customers and communities in which we operate.
At GPA, we value the following principles and expect everyone who works with us to adhere to them:
HSE (Safety, Health and Environment): always our highest priority
With the highest priority, we ensure the safety and health of everyone involved in the operation of our company and strive to minimize our impact on the environment, in compliance with applicable laws. This is our social responsibility.
Our objective is zero incidents on our premises: no injuries, occupational diseases, product leaks, fires or environmental standard violations. We are convinced that an operation without serious incidents is possible, provided the necessary preventive efforts are made through the active involvement of all our employees. Energy use and efficiency are an integral part of our environmental efforts. They are taken into account in the design and purchase of equipment.
Focused on reliability and quality
Through proper management of our physical assets throughout their life cycle (design, construction, commissioning, operation, maintenance, modification, decommissioning) we ensure high reliability of our facilities. At GPA, our core task is geared towards delivering quality products to our customers. This is achieved by continuously ensuring the correct work execution processes are followed.
Consistency in our policy
As a first condition, we always want to follow all legal standards and regulations. In many areas we apply stricter guidelines based on good industry practice or analysis of (near) incidents. Our guidelines are consistently translated into procedures and work instructions within the various departments, with targeted communication to all concerned. Compliance with the guidelines is monitored and consistently corrected where necessary.
We strive for continuous improvement, including safety on our premises, the impact of our processes on health and the environment, the energy efficiency and reliability of our facilities, and the quality of our products and work execution.
We believe that everyone can contribute to the continuous improvement of all processes within our company where the public interest prevails.
Lean Six Sigma (FLOW) helps us in our pursuit of maximum profitability and operational excellence based on improved effectiveness and efficiency.