Santa Rosa’s neighbourly approach to safety
Our responsibilities in emergency situations do not stop at our gates. We need to do everything in our power to prevent dangerous situations – while working with our neighbours to build a safer environment. Cleiton Tavares is Safety and Quality Manager in Santa Rosa, Brazil, where Tate & Lyle works with local companies and the community in a not-for-profit group we established in 1995.
“Should the unexpected occur, we want to be prepared,” he says. “Members of the Emergency Mutual Help Plan – Ribeirao Preto City and Region (PAME-RPR) meet monthly to discuss safety issues related to prevention, as well as emergency response. At one meeting, our Emergency Brigade conducted a fire simulation – such activities bring the plan to life.”
By talking and planning, the PAME-RPR builds relationships that could save lives. “Organizing our efforts helps better ensure the protection of our companies, the environment and our community,” Cleiton says.