The following principles apply for the activities under this Group Policy:
We want to protect and improve the health and safety of everyone who works for or withTeliaSonera; this is a guiding principle in all our operations worldwide. Accidents, incidents,injuries, work-related illnesses and unsafe acts and conditions are preventable and
TeliaSonera aims to provide and regularly improve a safe and healthy workplace by making sure our work environment and processes are safe; by, preventing and reacting to conditions of ill-health; and by supporting measures to promote health and wellbeing.
This policy provides a framework for leading and managing our work within health and safety. It applies to all TeliaSonera controlled companies. By communicating this OHS Policy to all employees and by continuously monitoring its implementation, we strive to meet its
standards by improving and developing any identified issues and making them sustainable.
Through the TeliaSonera Group Supplier Code of Conduct, this policy also communicates part of the contractual commitments made by our suppliers and other business partners, and monitored accordingly.
TeliaSonera is in the process of implementing a more systematic method that consists of promoting good health; identifying and reducing or preventing risks; and rapidly reacting to ill-health in the Group. A systematic working method that is well integrated into our day-today
activities and has practically applicable instructions should form the basis of our health and safety efforts. Managers at all levels have a clearly defined responsibility to set a good example regarding health and safety efforts and to communicate how this is linked to the
well-being of our employees and visitors as well the profitability of the business.
Occupational health and safety efforts are carried out locally, and are based on this Policy and its related instructions as well as local legislation. The objective is to make the health and safety culture part of all TeliaSonera employees’ everyday working life and to achieve
compliance with this Policy in the company and, through the commitments and actions of our local suppliers, to affect the conditions in the country as a whole.
TeliaSonera will set basic rules and development targets to drive regular improvement of occupational health and safety in the company. Our goal is to minimize the likelihood and magnitude of accidents, work related illness and other safety issues.
TeliaSonera’s target areas are sickness absence rate, lost time injury frequency and fatalities. Our focus is on reducing the impact of the following risks among others:
TeliaSonera is working towards certification to the OHSAS 18001 standard.
These principles apply as long as they do not violate domestic laws and regulations.
Each Executive Vice President, Senior Vice President and Vice President reporting to the CEO of TeliaSonera is responsible for ensuring that this Group Policy is duly communicated and implemented, and that the employees within his/her area of responsibility are familiar
with and follow this Group Policy.
All TeliaSonera employees are however individually responsible for reading, understanding and following this Group Policy. Each employee is also obliged to speak up and raise concerns about actual or possible violations of this Group Policy.
TeliaSonera’s President and CEO has the overall responsibility for this policy and will:
CEOs in the countries are fully responsible for complying with this policy in their operational area.They
Employees have a personal responsibility for their own health and are expected to contribute to a safe working environment. They are empowered to report or halt unsafe situations (if they can do so without any risk of danger to themselves or others).
As a part of Group Human Resources, Group Health and Safety unit is responsible for developing a governance framework, common OHS group policies, and a common OHS group agenda and systems. The unit is also responsible for monitoring and reporting
efficiency and implementation of OHS topics.
A healthy and safe work environment is the responsibility of everybody.
If any TeliaSonera Subsidiary would like to adopt a corresponding Group Policy with exemptions from this Group Policy, such exemption(s) must be approved by the board of TeliaSonera AB.
For further information, refer to the Group Instruction – Occupational Health and Safety.
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