With regard to our fomenting our employees’ security, a basic premise of our business sustainability strategy, in 2017 we made progress with the execution of our Institutional Risk Prevention Program.
The objective of this scheme, whose two strategic pillars are Safe Facilities and a Culture of Risk Prevention, is to drive a solid culture of risk prevention that guarantees the safety of our people, our visitors and the company’s assets through continuous training in risk-prevention processes and the development of specific protocols.
During 2017, we made 551 preventive tours of branches and offices to make sure that the equipment and installations indicated in the Evacuation and Immediate Response Protocol were functioning correctly and to identify any unsafe and risky conditions.
We set up and/or upgraded Risk Committees at 401 work centers, in order to organize, deploy and execute the preventive actions indicated in the policy, thereby assuring an immediate response both during and after any contingency. The 401 Internal Support Brigades received training and 438 evacuation simulations were carried out during the year.