Established in July 2019 with the financial support of ACC and retail industry members, ShopCare represents the retail and supply chain health and safety sector, and meets a critical need for safety leader-ship to drive long term positive change.
ShopCare partners with retailers, manufacturers, transporters and suppliers to improve the safety, health and wellbeing of all employees involved in the creation, supply, delivery, and sale of the numerous items that grace our retail shelves.
ShopCare aims to achieve enhanced ownership and responsibility amongst business leaders for organisational health and safety, and a better understanding of risks and impacts.
By identifying best practice safety procedures and supporting the implementation of key initiatives across organisations, we will increase awareness, positively change behaviours, and save lives.
ShopCare aims to enhance wellbeing, and reduce risk and harm to employees across the entire retail and supply chain sector.
Good safety is good for business.
The focus of ShopCare and our shared objectives are aligned with the Government’s 2028 Health and Safety Strategy, and the ACC and Worksafe’s Harm Prevention Action Plan.
The ShopCare Team
The ShopCare Management Committee
Industry Steering Group
The industry health, safety and wellbeing Steering Group was established in 2014. This group identified the need for a dedicated resource to progress initiatives and bring them to life within the industry. The Steering Group will provide strategic leadership in the development, implementation and sustainability of health, safety and wellbeing programs and strategies across the food and grocery retail and supply chain.
Current members of the Steering Group are:
Gerry Lynch, ShopCare Chair and Managing Director of The Real Leadership Company
Liz May, CEO, ShopCare
Mike O'Brien, HASANZ Independent Chair and philanthropic safety leader
Terry Johnson, General Manager, Health, Safety and Wellbeing, The Warehouse Group
Michelle Cooper, Head of Safety and Wellbeing, Foodstuffs North Island
Tony Ziolo, Health and Safety Manager, Foodstuffs South Island
Ben Sheidow, Head of Health, Safety and Wellbeing, Woolworths NZ Ltd
Craig Langley, CEO, Essano Limited
Scott Kyle, General Manager Health, Safety and Wellbeing, Fonterra NZ
Angie Samuel, Director, Storelink
Cathy Faulkner, Independent Health and Safety Director