Health and safety

Our commitment

BlackRock maintains workplace health and safety programs and policies with the aim of preventing illness and discomfort, breaking down barriers, and mitigating potential hazards. These programs and policies reach beyond the firm’s offices, extending to travel, events, and meetings outside of the office space and cover employees and visitors. The firm integrates environmental and occupational health and safety programs to protect its people, its surrounding communities, and the environment.


Our approach

BlackRock utilizes an Integrated Management System, in line with ISO 45001 (Occupational Health and Safety Management) and ISO 14001 (Environmental Management) 21 standards to manage health, safety, and environmental requirements and risks throughout the firm. All global programs are designed with the most stringent regulations in mind. BlackRock has established an Occupational Health and Safety Policy and a Corporate Environmental Sustainability Policy that extend beyond its employees to protect clients, contractors, and visitors to its offices and events. This design enables BlackRock to proactively manage all processes with health and safety and environmental implications, while centrally managing core programs to deliver state of the art environmental, health and safety programs. BlackRock provides all employees with health and safety workplace training programs to cover both general and function specific health and safety knowledge.

Our programs

BlackRock’s health and safety standards and programs are developed and managed by the Global Health & Safety team. They are delivered in partnership with the HR, Enterprise Security, Enterprise Resilience, and Workplace Experience teams. BlackRock employs a multi-faceted strategy to manage and reduce risk through in-depth oversight and global standards that include:

  • Occupational Health and Safety Policy
  • Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment
  • Workplace Injury and Illness Prevention
  • Emerging Health Concerns and Pandemic
  • Travel and Event Safety and Security
  • Building Emergency Preparedness and Response