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Risk prevention and control: a performance issue

Top News12/09/2020

Philippe Maillard’s Viewpoint

Apave Group CEO


At Apave, we have a strong conviction: without security, there can be no sustainable economic recovery. Security - of people, property, the environment and digital technology - must not only be placed at the heart of all economic (re)construction projects, but also understood and integrated as a performance accelerator.


We believe that safety is the foundation of all progress. Preventing, controlling and mastering risks enables us to guarantee performance and support innovation. This is the starting point for our actions, our businesses, our strategic choices and the development of our activities.


Our objective: to enable all economic players to comply with regulations, to secure their production assets and, above all, to guarantee the safety of their employees, customers and service providers.

Covid-19: the emergence of a new risk prevention culture

Brutally, the Covid crisis has put risk prevention, anticipation and control back at the centre of the game. Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) and Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) issues have been put back at the heart of current affairs and the actions of organisations, companies, governments, etc., and are still at the heart of these issues more than a year later.


This crisis will have left a lasting impression on people's awareness of the importance of health and safety policies in companies, particularly health policies, which are sometimes wrongly considered to be peripheral to other risks such as operational risks, for example. More than ever, organisations, regardless of size or sector, are realising the importance of anticipating and being prepared for the occurrence of a new crisis episode. The companies that will be the most resilient in the future in the face of new risks will be those that are prepared for them.


Indeed, during the crisis, risk prevention measures will now be able to be thought of in the long term, differently, not as constraints, but as levers for development.


Whether it is a question of employees being able to work serenely and safely, of customers being reassured by a market or products that are labelled or certified; The company that chooses to develop a genuine health and safety culture adapted to its own organisation will be able to distinguish itself.


In order to anticipate these new risks, whether we are already familiar with them or not, and to integrate them into our own daily lives, the need for expertise and support will thus increase in the weeks, months and years ahead. I am convinced of this.

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