HSE Committee Charter

The BlueScope Steel Health, Safety and Environment Committee charter sets out the functions and responsibilities of the Health, Safety and Environment Committee.

Purpose of the Committee

The purpose of the Health, Safety and Environment Committee is to assist the Board to fulfil its overall responsibilities in relation to health, safety and environmental matters (HSE), arising out of the activities of the Company and as they affect employees, contractors and the communities in which it operates.

The Committee's responsibilities

The Health, Safety and Environment Committee generally has responsibility for:

  • reviewing and recommending to the Board, a HSE Policy and as it considers necessary, recommending changes to that policy;
  • monitoring the Company's compliance with the approved HSE Policy;
  • assessing the HSE standards of the Company;
  • reviewing and monitoring HSE risks and related processes and resources to eliminate or minimise those risks;
  • monitoring compliance by the Company with HSE legislation;
  • reviewing reports on HSE incidents or hazards within the Company and processes for responding to them; and
  • reviewing reports on HSE issues that may have strategic, business and reputational implications for the Company and monitoring management of those issues.

Membership requirements

The Health, Safety and Environment Committee comprises all Directors of the Company, and meets at least three scheduled times a year.

The Chairman of the Committee is selected by the members of the Committee.

Access to independent advice

The Health, Safety and Environment Committee may obtain independent professional advice to assist it in the proper exercise of its powers and responsibilities, with the cost to be borne by the Company.