Since we began to disclose health and safety information in 2003, we have maintained a record of zero workplace fatalities of our employees. There have also been no confirmed incidents of non-compliance with relevant laws or regulations relating to the provision of a safe working environment and the protection of employees from occupational hazards which have a significant impact on Swire Properties.
One of our 2020 KPIs is to maintain a LTIR below 2.0 for our employees. As part of our management approach to prevent workplace accidents, we conducted education and awareness talks for our employees tailored for different areas of our business, such as managing deliveries that involve a truck-mounted crane for frontline employees in our Hong Kong portfolio, slip, trip, and fall (“STF”) prevention in our Chinese mainland portfolio and construction safety, working at height and prevention of heat stroke for workers at our construction sites.
In 2020, our LTIR decreased by 23.3% compared to 2019 and our lost day rate (“LDR”)12 increased by 12.9% compared to 2019. In response, we have carried out corrective measures and reviewed the compulsory induction safety training for our Chinese mainland frontline staff.