Employee Health & Safety

We strive to maintain a safe workplace at all McBride locations. We continue to ensure that our business activities are undertaken in a responsible manner and in accordance with relevant statutory legislation and that all employees participate in the development, promotion and maintenance of a safe and healthy working environment for employees, visitors and the public.

We have systems based both on legal requirements and our own policies. European sites operate under the OSHAS 18001 system. When we acquire businesses, if their systems are lacking, we bring them up to our standards.

We have comprehensive internal safety management procedures that include maintenance of health and safety policy manuals, verification of regulatory compliance, risk assessment, individual site action plans, safety audits, training, formal incident investigation and provision of occupational health services.

Sites work closely with local enforcing inspectors who make regular visits, to plan compliance audits and agree priorities. Major exercises are undertaken at our sites, together with local authorities, to test action plans for dealing with site emergencies. Such tests are useful learning exercises for all parties and help to underpin the disaster recovery plans developed for each site.

Charitable work & Community

McBride seeks to play an active role in the local communities in which we operate. As well as providing significant employment opportunities, we aim to make positive contributions to these communities, building goodwill and a reputation as a good neighbour and employer.

We support activities that improve wellbeing and generate funds for our chosen cancer charities. In 2018/19 we financially supported many activities including:

Manchester 10k

Manchester 10k

Many of our UK commercial colleagues ran the Manchester 10k together in aid of their chosen cancer charity. They also organised a pub quiz for even more colleagues to get involved.

Think Pink

Think Pink

Our Estaimpuis site organised and participated in a number of activities to raise money for Think Pink. Think Pink is an organisation that informs, raises awareness and supports scientific research specifically targeted at breast cancer. Numerous colleagues took part in local running competitions, used their bike to commute to work and took part in a 10K steps event to raise funds for Think Pink.

In Kind Direct

In Kind Direct

In the UK, we make donations of laundry and dishwasher products to In Kind Direct, which distributes goods to small, local charitable groups throughout the UK. In Kind Direct provides an easy way for manufacturers and retailers to donate surplus stock to voluntary groups, which can help them save money on their running costs and thus provide an enhanced service.

More information can be found in the Corporate Responsibilities section of our Annual Report.