BLACKROCK RESPONSIBILITY

Health and safety

Protecting the health and safety of our employees within and beyond our office space.

Our commitment

BlackRock is committed to providing a safe and healthy working environment for all employees. To do this, all global programs are designed with the most stringent regulations in mind to meet or exceed all local requirements. We also focus on the design and operations of our facilities to deliver a safe and comfortable space for our employees and visitors. We integrate environmental and occupational health and safety compliance throughout the firm to ensure we are operating at the highest standard.

 


Our approach

BlackRock utilizes a Safety Management System, in line with OHSAS 18001, to manage health and safety risks throughout the firm. Through this, we have established an Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety Policy that extends beyond our employees to protect clients, contractors and visitors to our offices and events. This design enables us to proactively manage all processes with Health and Safety implications, while centrally managing core programs to deliver state of the art health and safety programs. BlackRock provides all employees with Health & Safety workplace training programs to cover both general and function specific Health and Safety knowledge.

Our programs

Our health and safety programs are developed and managed by our Global Health & Safety Team and delivered in partnership with Human Resources, Enterprise Security, Enterprise Resilience and Corporate Real Estate Teams. We employ a multi-faceted strategy to manage and reduce risk through in depth regulatory oversight and global programs that include:

  • AED (Automated External Defibrillator) Program
  • Emergency Preparedness Program
  • Emerging Health Concerns and Pandemic Program
  • Ergonomics Program
  • Event Safety Program
  • Travel Safety Program
  • Workplace Injury and Illness Prevention Program