Employee Safety, Health & Well-being

The safety of our people, and those who work with us, is one of our top priorities. We seek to create a ‘safety first’ culture in which employees recognise they are responsible for their own safety as well as that of their colleagues. To ensure our employees and contractors’ employees are able to carry out their functions safely, we conduct various safety training programmes. Every plant has its own Safety Committee, while Safety and Health Committees have been set up at the corporate office and regional sales offices.

To nurture a safety culture, we have incorporated two safety KPIs for all executives in F&NHB: lost time injury frequency rate (LTIFR) and number of safety and health initiatives conducted. Meanwhile, employees are encouraged to report any potential risks or hazards.

We don’t focus only on safety, but also the health & well-being of our employees. In this regard, we are enabling better work-life balance through:

  • Flexi working hours – office staff can choose to clock in anytime between 7.30am and 9.00am so long as they put in nine hours a day.
  • Working from home –  we have started work from home arrangements for most employees (except for those from Production, Sales and Logistics), since the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • Option for new mums to take an additional 30 days of maternity leave above the statutory 60 days in Malaysia and 90 days in Thailand – should they need to do so.
  • Two days’ paternity leave for new dads, although paternity leave is not mandated by law.

We have also extended the Group Hospitalisation & Surgical Insurance to cover employees’ spouse and/or children, with 50% subsidy.

Our 2025 Commitments
Human Capital Development
  • Provide an average of at least 18 hours of training to Executives and 11 hours of training to Non-Executives
  • 100% of employees are trained on ESG and digitalisation by 2025 (Supplementary Target)
Employee Safety, Health and Well-being
  • Reduce the Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate 0 by 2025
  • 100% of employees participate in annual safety, health and well-being programmes (Supplementary Target)
Community Development and Inclusive Growth
  • 10% increase in the number of annual community programmes F&N provides from 2020 by 2025
LTIFR from FY2017-FY2020
LTIFR FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
Employees 1.84 1.38 2.19 1.97
Contractors 2.09 1.94 1.79 1.44

LTIFR of our employees has improved from FY2019 to FY2020; however more can be done and we will continue to raise safety awareness and cultivate safety culture among employees. We will continue to raise awareness and cultivate safety culture.

Fatality from FY2017-FY2020
Fatality FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
Employees 0 0 0 1
Contractors 0 0 0 0

There was one fatality in FY2020 when a company van transporting employees to the Rojana plant, Thailand, was involved in an unfortunate accident. We have stepped up our measures to check and review our transport vendors regularly to strengthen the road safety practice of our transport vendors.