HSE Evolution

A program to create stronger solutions that make a difference

We are embedding a HSE leadership, risk management and culture program – called HSE Evolution – across our global footprint.

The program builds on our strong foundations,  aligns to Our Purpose and integrates contemporary HSE and leadership philosophies into our established processes. A number of the principles of our program are incorporated in the worldseel Safety culture and leadership fundamentals. And we are proud that worldsteel recognised HSE Evolution in its 2021 Safety and Health Excellence Recognition Program.

At its core, it focusses on a people-centred approach that encourages learning and involving our people, especially those who make and handle our products, to leverage their knowledge and experience. In doing so, we continue to build our capacity and resilience to manage our HSE risks by creating smart solutions, stronger controls and better systems to support our people.

Our People Centred Approach

  • We build capacity - acknowledges that people make mistakes and our ability to tolerate error and have the resilience to recover when things do go wrong lies in learning and strengthening our controls.
  • We learn from and empower our people - greater insight from our people performing activities to achieve safe work environments, especially our people who make and handle our products and empowering them to participate in strengthening controls                                                                   

Our Tools to Support

We integrate these tools into our foundational processes to learn, identify smarter controls, and this leads to stronger solutions to make a difference in our workplaces and communities.


Blue Line/Black Line Model – this model supports the leadership attributes of psychological safety, diversity and inclusion. It helps us to learn from our people to better understand the reality of work and how we can more effectively control risks.


“Better Questions, Stronger Solutions” is about listening to our people, and sharing what we’ve learned with each other to improve. The approach continues to embed effective questioning into existing processes, and is used by our leaders in learning how to better manage risk.

Learning Teams – epitomise a people-centred approach, involving a diverse group of people coming together to learn from incidents or successful work, and feeling supported to share openly challenges and ideas about how to solve complex problems.