CEOs have a central role in building commitment to health and safety within their organizations and turning this commitment into action. But what exactly does a CEO have to do?
To explore this question and to identify tangible opportunities for action, the Industrial Accident Prevention Association (IAPA) and The Conference Board of Canada invited business leaders to the 2008 Leadership Summit held during the IAPA’s annual conference in April. With the theme “From Commitment to Action,” the Summit focused on the actions CEOs and presidents should take to:
- gain the commitment of the board of directors to a transformation of health and safety practices;
- achieve operational excellence by engaging the organization more fully in health and safety; and
- extend health and safety transformation into the supply chain.
This executive briefing outlines several actions that CEOs need to consider in order to transform their organization’s health and safety culture.