Specifically, IMCA has been collecting safety data more than 20 years, up to now. The statistics collected highlight that the reported injury rates are just one tenth the level reported in 1997.

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In addition, the traditional spreadsheet has been already replaced by a web-based, easy-to-use dashboard. This platform will make it easier for members to submit data and compare their performance with others of similar-sized companies, by keeping their anonymity.

According to IMCA's press release, it is of a big importance for companies to compare their performance when reporting to shareholders, and an important aspect of corporate social responsibility.

As quoted by Nick Hough, IMCA’s Technical Adviser, responsible for IMCA’s Health, Safety, Security & Environment Committee

The new reporting template will be simpler to complete.

Moreover, the statistics will derive by a company's total hours and offshore hours worked, in comparison to onshore and offshore hours as in previous surveys.

Finally, IMCA supports that the easy completion and the ability to benchmark company performance will conclude in higher data submission rates than in the past.