This metric is based on the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 Guidelines. It covers one of the requirements of Indicator G4-LA6 - 'Type of injury and rates of injury, occupational diseases, lost days, and absenteeism, and total number of work-related fatalities, by region and by gender'.
This indicator also asks for type of injury, occupational diseases, lost days, and absenteeism, and number of work-related fatalities, by region and by gender, for the total workforce (total employees plus supervised workers) and for independed contractors working on-site). (G4-LA6-a, G4-LA6-b)
Health and safety performance is a key measure of an organization’s duty of care. Low injury and absentee rates are generally linked to positive trends in staff morale and productivity. This Indicator shows whether health and safety management practices are resulting in fewer occupational health and safety incidents. An evaluation of trends and patterns may also indicate potential workplace inequity.
This metric is looking for the numbers of workers who died due to a work related incident:
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Global Reporting Initiative compliance guidance for companies:
To calculate the total number of work related fatalities for the total workforce (that is, total employees plus supervised workers) - G4-LA6-a:
Identify the absolute number of fatalities that occurred during the reporting period.
Reporting on this Indicator should include the following contextual information as a comment to the metric value:
G4-LA6-c: Report the system of rules applied in recording and reporting accident statistics.