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NBB commits to occupational health and safety

The National Bank of Bahrain (NBB) has partnered with HA Consultancies, a leading consultancy and training service provider in Bahrain, in its efforts to obtain the ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety Management certification.

The bank is taking active steps to provide employees with a healthy and safe working environment, as the certification will target the wellbeing of various stakeholders within the bank, including its workforce, and prioritise their health and safety in accordance with international best practices.

Following the establishment of the bank’s sustainability roadmap, and as part of its pillar of ‘Nurturing Our Workforce’, NBB continues to emphasise the importance of ensuring that its employees’ safety needs are met. Through its endeavours to obtain the ISO 45001 standard, the bank strengthens its commitment to integrate Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices into both its workplace and core business operations.

As the first bank in the kingdom to engage with a consultant in order to attain the ISO 45001:2018, NBB has made significant strides to ensure that all of its employees, customers, contractors and visitors are protected. The bank has established a health and safety policy, procedures, and framework, and has worked towards preventing any work-related injuries and illnesses. Moreover, NBB demonstrates a commitment towards creating a healthier and happier workplace with lower employee absences and turnover rates.

NBB’s property, procurement and administration group head Haitham Seyadi said: “Honouring its promise towards providing employees with a safe and healthy working environment, and as part of our goal towards nurturing our employees, NBB has taken significant strides to obtain the ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety certification, in the aim of integrating it within the bank’s key framework. As part of our commitment towards our employees, NBB continuously keeps its staff up to date with the latest safety and well-being guidelines, conducting frequent health and safety webinars to increase staff awareness, and circulating monthly suggestions to increase productivity and boost morale.”

Reem Aldoseri, property and sustainability officer at NBB, added: “NBB strives towards creating a sustainable future, mitigating any work-related risks to establish trust between the bank and its stakeholders. This initiative is in line with our ongoing sustainability roadmap which seeks to enhance occupational practices and apply the best standards in international practices.”




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