Health & safety

The health and safety of our people is our highest priority. We aim to become an industry leader in both health and safety outcomes. Our ultimate goal is for all our workplaces to be free from incidents and injuries.

Why health and safety matters

A safe and healthy working environment is essential for the long-term wellbeing of our people and sustainability of our business. Our ambition is to prevent all fatalities, occupational diseases and injuries at work.

Our approach

With strong safety leadership, we are creating safe and healthy workplaces for everyone and protecting the health and wellbeing of our people and communities.

The effective management of risk is at the heart of our approach to health and safety, to prevent, mitigate and ultimately eliminate health and safety risks.

Our three priorities are to:

  • prevent catastrophic events
  • eliminate fatalities
  • reduce the frequency and severity of injuries.


Our current initiatives focus on: 

  • developing our safety culture and leadership
  • developing our risk management capabilities
  • maintaining effective systems and processes. 


We expect everybody who works for Glencore Agriculture, both employees and contractors, to take responsibility for their own safety and for that of their colleagues and communities.


SafeAgri is our global health and safety programme, focused on eliminating fatalities, preventing injuries and improving our safety culture. Through SafeAgri, we aim to bring about long-term sustainable change by giving everyone the knowledge and tools they need to create safe workplaces and to perform their work safely.


Above all, SafeAgri empowers every individual to stop their work if they do not think it is safe.

SafeAgri focuses on four elements:

  • life-saving behaviours

  • safety leadership development

  • catastrophic hazard management frameworks

  • fatal hazard protocols


The programme is implemented regionally through local health and safety management processes.  

By the end of 2017, more than 1400 of our leadership personnel had participated in regional SafeAgri leadership programmes and well over 1000 permanent contractors have been trained in our SafeAgri requirements.

Active safety management

We encourage a culture of reporting. We focus on learning from serious near-miss incidents through sharing our findings from High Potential Risk Incidents.

We see these as opportunities to review our processes and to put measures in place to prevent similar incidents. This practice contributes to a continuous improvement in our management of health and safety.