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World Class Safety Starts Here

Our safety vision never wavers.
We invest to achieve industry-leading standards and support our employees

We are committed to maintaining the highest safety standards and building a working environment in which everyone thrives. We have captured some of the highlights of the past year.

Our main goal is to prevent loss of life and serious injuries. To support this, we designed our ‘Be GFG Safe’ strategy, which LIBERTY has adopted, and we work relentlessly on our four health and safety pillars.

Our Safety Pillars

Enabling Performance

We develop standards, systems and tools based on industry best practices. In 2022, we introduced four new Global Health and Safety Standards and we shared 40 toolbox topics for our bi-monthly safety focuses.

Critical Incident Prevention

We monitor, assess, and improve critical controls using an advanced investigation method. Trained leaders investigate critical incidents in all locations. This has led to 196 safety alerts being shared for organisational learnings.

Interdependent Safety Culture

We foster a caring culture by identifying and addressing error traps. In 2022, more than 8,000 employees had participated in Safety Connect, our behavioural safety programme.

Fitness for Work and Life

We oversee employee safety from physical and chemical hazards and promote healthy lifestyles both in and out of work. In 2022, we launched our first Global Health Challenge to encourage our employees to create healthy
daily routines.

Interdependent Safety Culture


We made things safer through our Safety Connect programme, which has been rolled out across all operations. Our behavioural safety programme is focused on creating a culture whereby we look after each other by making a connection between safety at work and what matters most to each of us. It is a big part of our five-year plan to attain world-class safety performance by 2025.

We spent a year studying what causes incidents and how people react to them. The programme was developed by a multi-disciplinary team that included LIBERTY leaders, safety professionals from Europe and Australia, and employee safety representatives, as well as through networking with mining and metal companies. Safety Connect sessions are led by experienced internal leaders with strong safety credibility across the workforce, with a senior leader present in each session.

By the end of 2022, more than 8,000 employees, 30% of the global workforce, had participated in the programme. Effects of the programme are seen in reductions in injury frequency and in the improvement in proactive reporting. Over the past year, proactive reporting rose by 84% compared with 2021. In 2022, our employees intervened in more than 65,000 at-risk behaviours.


Fit for Work and Fit for Life



In October 2022, we launched our first Global Health Challenge, to promote healthy lifestyles and encourage each other to introduce healthy routines in our daily lives. More than 150 teams, with 800 employees in total, participated, including Australia, the UK, the USA, the Czech Republic, Romania, and Italy.

During the eight-week challenge, we walked more than 463 million steps, a distance equal to almost nine laps around Earth. The challenge fostered team spirit, motivation, support and celebration among participants. It also united people to develop habits for improved health and wellbeing.