INTEGRATED POLICY - HEALTH AND SAFETY, ENVIRONMENT AND QUALITY
For Gerdau, people and their integrity is a value above all other company objectives and priorities. No emergency situations, production or financial performance can compromise our people's health and safety, the environment, or the quality of our products and services.
Gerdau, as a provider of steel products and services, strives to satisfy shareholders, customers, employees, suppliers and communities through the continuous improvement of products and services, processes and management systems. Gerdau is committed to quality, employees' health and safety risk control, management of environmental aspects, and prevention of environmental impacts. Its actions are always guided by and intended to fulfill objectives and goals of the company while consistently meeting the applicable regulations and commitments, necessary to achieve sustainable development (environmental, social and economical).
• The leadership is primarily responsible for the safety of all individuals who work under his/her management, promoting all needed efforts to preserve people's health and safety, sustainable development, and the productivity and efficiency of the processes.
• Each employee is responsible for his/her health and safety, as well as of his/her colleagues, of the environment and of the quality of products and services. Employees must perform their job according to the company established procedures, instructions, standards and rules.
• Gerdau and its employees are committed to seek continuous improvement related to people's health and safety, environment, process efficiency and customer's satisfaction with the quality of products and services. All efforts must be directed for preventive actions, by seeking and sharing best practices and utilizing the learning in an effective way in the entire Organization.