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Our strategy

Our Vision and Mission

Charitable Objects

The Institution is established to achieve the following charitable objects in the interests of the general public benefit:

  • to promote systematic and organised methods of improving occupational safety and health and to advocate, advise on, disseminate, explain and advance the principles, methods and systems of their application at work generally;
  • to facilitate the exchange of information and ideas among the members of the Institution and of other professional bodies in the field of occupational safety and health and to work together with other professional bodies in pursuit of mutual objectives; and
  • to do all such other things as may be necessary or desirable for maintaining and improving the professional status of members of the Institution and of people engaged in professions requiring a knowledge of the matters mentioned in the first bullet point above.

Vision and Mission

Our vision is simple: a safe and healthy world of work.

This is why our mission is to be the professional body leading the way in global occupational safety and health. Because of our expertise, reach and reputation, IOSH is uniquely placed to influence the way organisations look after their people at work.

WORK 2022

Our global vision was to create a safe and healthy world of work. WORK 2022 was launched in 2017 to outline how we, together with our members and stakeholders, would realise that vision. It was an action plan with three strategic pillars, that aimed to significantly improve the working lives of people all over the world.

WORK 2022 has helped to create a robust, comprehensive and attractive membership offer, establish a strategy of collaboration with others to create greater visibility and recognition and deliver global influence and impact. Our work continues to safeguard workers and their families and communities across the globe.

Read our evaluation of the WORK 2022 strategy.

Annual review

Our annual review looks at the highlights from 2020/21.

Annual reports

Have a read through our annual reports from previous years.