Korian: announces the joint signature with the European Works Council of a European Health and Safety Protocol on health and the prevention of occupational accidents

Press release November 17, 2021

The Korian Group announces the joint signing with the European Works Council of a European Hygiene and Safety Protocol on occupational health and accident prevention

Sophie Boissard, CEO of the Korian group, and Claude Vaussenat, secretary of Korian’s European works council, jointly signed the sector’s first protocol on health, safety at work and accident prevention at European level.

This document is based on the Occupational Health and Safety Charter signed by the Group’s General Management in December 2019, and is a natural extension of the Occupational Health and Safety agreement signed with all the representative French trade unions in May 2021.

Korian General Management and the members of the European Works Council wish to act proactively to prevent accidents at work, and stress the need to develop a common culture of health and safety at work that will promote greater awareness of risks by all actors. (Board of directors, management, employees, staff representatives) with the aim of significantly reducing the number of work accidents.

Concretely, the Protocol commits the parties to:

  • Spread a culture of health and safety at work throughout the Group with the help of teams of experts working in close collaboration with our facilities to prevent occupational risks;
  • Promote long-term solutions aimed at improving working conditions in the field, in particular through the deployment of suitable equipment and through training;
  • Enable employees to take responsibility for their own health and safety within the company;
  • Regularly assess occupational risks, monitor indicators, steer action plans and define areas for improvement in order to improve practices;
  • Encouraging job retention by creating appropriate mechanisms to promote internal mobility;
  • Include an occupational risk assessment in all construction and renovation projects, to make the process sustainable.

The protocol is the result of a year of dialogue led by a dedicated working group within the European Works Council, and brings together the best practices observed in the various countries where the Group is present, in compliance with local regulatory obligations. in terms of hygiene and safety. at work. The protocol will be implemented by the General Management of each country, and a European monitoring committee will meet twice a year to assess progress.

The signing of this protocol is an important step in strengthening social dialogue at European level, a process that began more than two years ago with the

creation of the European works council, says Sophie Boissard, Managing Director

Officer of the Korian Group. “We are thus demonstrating our desire to strengthen a

key element of our social policy, improving the health and work of our employees

conditions to strengthen the attractiveness of our businesses and fulfill our social responsibility as an employer. I am very proud that Korian is one of the first companies in its sector, in Europe, to sign such a protocol.. “

The Health and Safety at Work group of the European Works Council has been very

active for over a year, alongside General Management towards a

concrete action plan, adds Claude Vaussenat, Secretary of European Works


“We know that our industry needs to make progress when it comes to occupational health and safety. For this reason, we are working to improve the employer brand as well as to strengthen Korian’s social contract and ensure that our teams feel at home and remain in the company throughout their life. obviously through health and safety at work, on a daily basis.

About Korian

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Media contact: Jean MarcDirector of Communications Plantade Tel: +33 (0) 7 62 90 32 58 [email protected]

Cyrille Lachèvre

Deputy Director of Press Relations Tel: +33 (0) 7 61 53 54 86 [email protected]

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