03 June, 2019Share
'INSPIRE' is a flagship leadership safety development programme developed by the Aditya Birla Group Sustainability Cell to strengthen the culture of safety and inspire safety thinking amongst all employees
The safety culture in any organisation is strongly influenced by the beliefs and values shared by the top leadership. To support and drive the Group’s safety culture, the Group Sustainability Cell developed a flagship leadership safety development programme called ‘INSPIRE’. It is based on the fundamental principal that a strong safety culture comes from the combination of management systems and leadership commitment.
INSPIRE aims to strengthen the current management systems and make them capable of achieving quality, delivery and cost control, while preventing environmental impact, damage to assets and negative impact to people’s health and safety.
To enhance leadership skills, INSPIRE engages colleagues at different managerial levels by exposing them to bespoke programmes. A one-day summary training has been developed for the top leadership team. Middle-management participates in a three-day theoretical programme and executives and supervisors sit for a five-day detailed theoretical training session with hands-on practical exercises.
Leaders are coached to improve competency and lead behavioural changes required for the effective implementation of management systems. They are encouraged to hone their skills in:
These training modules equip leaders with tools and benchmarked best practices to ensure consistency across operations, and thus enable the Group to move towards its Zero Harm target. To further embed the safety culture in the organisation, the INSPIRE programme has introduced a train-the-trainers element as well.