As a committed & client oriented business, MCI takes our responsibility for health and safety very seriously. Not only do we see this as a responsibility but an important competitive differentiator.
Our Approach to Health & Safety
We promote and manage a healthy & safe working environment for employees, partners and clients.
Our strategy is based on the following commitments:
Dedicated Health and Safety Team
Based in Geneva, our programme is managed by Group Health & Safety Director Emmanuel Andre, a Certified Safety Engineer. Emmanuel oversees a team of 35 Health and Safety Coordinators who are responsible for ensuring safe and secure operations around the world.
We have developed both basic and advanced level training for our office and event staff. Our goal is to train all staff in basic health and safety issues, and so far over 1000 MCI employees have participated in our internal training programme. To make the training more effective we have used the concept of “gamification” to create a health and safety game that educates our event teams to consider risks and appropriate proactive and reactive risks.
Our offices are assessed for health and safety risks on an annual basis using a balanced scorecard approach.
Our leadership teams are trained and provided with the tools to implement an advanced crisis management plan in the event of an emergency.
In 2012, our Event Safety and Sustainability Tool (ESST) went into mainstream implementation and in 2014, 3,893 equivalent to 87% of all MCI congresses and events were assessed for security and sustainability risks. Our goal is to increase assessment up to 100% of MCI managed events.
Nurturing Our Talent
With tight deadlines, high pressure projects and international travel, working in the strategic services & events industry can be both physically and emotionally demanding. This makes it especially important for a large business such as MCI to promote health, nutrition and exercise programmes to enhance our employees’ well-being. The following selection of case studies from offices around the world show how MCI’s well-being programmes helped keep our talents fit, healthy and happy in 2014.
New Health & Safety Guidebook on Ebola
In response to the Ebola crisis, the MCI Health & Safety team prepared an internal guidebook on the Ebola fever and how to manage the crisis. MCI Talents involved in event organisation and logistics found within the guide useful tips, general information, procedures and codes of behaviour to refer to when planning, preparing and running events overseas.
Healthy Living at MCI Amsterdam
Our Amsterdam office launched a ‘health month’ in June 2014 promoting personal fitness and fun. The office organised a host of activities including yoga, table tennis, gardening, nature walks and even paddle-boat races along the world-renowned Dutch canals.
MCI Munich on being All Rounded
Every month throughout the year MCI Munich organised activities revolving around sport, relaxation, and health to ensure talent well-being. These activities included Zumba, bowling, ergonomics workshops, talks on work-life-balance, visits from a massage therapist and multiple charity drives which gathered €1,689!
MCI Singapore Fighting Stigma
For the second year in a row, 20 talents from MCI Singapore participated in the Yellow Ribbon Prison Run. Organised by the Yellow Ribbon Project – an NGO which works towards re-integrating ex-offenders into society – the run seeks to engage the community in accepting ex-offenders, giving them a second chance at life and to inspire a ripple effect of concerted community action to support ex-offenders and their families.