Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE)


Corporate Health Safety, Security & Environment (HSSE) is accountable for HFG to ensure the President and Board of Directors are equipped to provide appropriate corporate oversight and governance of safety and environmental performance and management of safety, occupational health and environmental risks, and audit and evaluation of conformance to systems, policies and standards, based on areas of high risk.


What we believe

The health and safety of our employees, contractors, the communities and the environment where we operate are of paramount importance at HFG. We believe that achieving zero incidents is possible.

Our signature workforce safety program,
Safety Smart, is a way of working that is integrated into all that we do. Our Health, Safety, Security and Environment policy and management system based on the OHSAS 18001 framework, guides our way through continuous improvement. Through effective training, planning and implementation, hazards can effectively be controlled or eliminated. Our safety management system reviews our practices; periodically auditing tasks and updating corporate policy to ensure the highest standards for health and safety.


This belief extends to:

  • A work environment where all known hazards are eliminated or safeguarded.
  • People who understand their jobs, are properly trained, and follow proper work practices so that safety is integrated into all tasks performed.
  • An empowered workforce where individuals take responsibility for their own safety, the safety of those they work with, and the safety of the communities surrounding our operations.


 What we want to achieve:

  • Zero workplace injuries and illnesses.
  • Improved occupational health and safety leadership from each level of the organization.
  • Achieve a best-in-class health, safety, security and environment, program.

 Workplace Security


Security is deeply embedded into our day-to-day operations. We have consistent global security practices and have appointed and trained site-security contacts to meet challenges in the diverse locations where we operate.


Our services include a security analysis that takes into account potential risks, the application of countermeasures, relationships with communities and compliance with applicable laws.


Our security personnel regularly participate in governmental and industry forums to enhance our established risk-management methodologies, threat-assessment capabilities and technical security applications. In higher-threat locations, we monitor local conditions and maintain detailed security preparedness plans.


As information technology continues to evolve, cyber-attacks present a greater risk to the safety and security of data, facilities and ongoing business operations. In addition, we will train client employees and contractors on how to identify and respond to potential cybersecurity situations.