Focus on Safety

The health and safety of our employees is a valuable asset that we are keen to protect in a variety of ways. Our workplace design is people-focused to ensure that every one of us is able to return to work each day healthy and motivated. Our employees are also encouraged to actively participate in this workplace design process. The best occupational health and safety ideas are recognized with an internal award, the Alexander Kaufmann Prize.

Our management systems for occupational health and safety are regularly certified according to OHSAS 18001 and ISO 45001.

Our Vision

  • The health of our employees takes utmost priority.
  • Prevention regarding occupational safety is our obligation.
  • All workplaces are designed safely, ergonomically and suitably in terms of health.

Our Guidelines

  • It is our objective to continuously improve occupational health and safety as well as to sustain our employees’ ability to perform. By means of internal/external training as well as briefings, we achieve the necessary level of knowledge and awareness of occupational health and safety.
  • The adherence to all laws and regulations forms the basis of our actions. An open dialog with customers, authorities and the public is important to us.
  • Occupational health and safety is an integral part of all operating procedures and is taken into consideration from the very beginning – starting in the planning phase.
  • Managers behave as role models in the company. They are conscious of their responsibility for their employees and ensure that workplaces are designed in accordance with occupational health and safety requirements. They carry out risk assessments, compile the necessary instructions and ensure that regulations are adhered to.
  • Production facilities are planned and used in such a way that no risk is posed to employees.
  • All accidents and ‘‘near misses‘‘ are recorded and investigated thoroughly in order to establish effective measures for preventing recurrence.
  • Insights gained from accidents bearing the potential of recurrence at other sites are communicated to all locations.
  • Operating materials are checked for risks prior to use. Only approved materials may be used. CMR substances are prohibited.
  • The suitability of personal protective equipment is checked prior to use. Only approved protective equipment is used.