Safety

At AkzoNobel, safety is a top priority, and it is a core principle which engages and unites all employees.

Safety is fully integrated into our business strategy and all aspects of operational management. We continue to drive our behavior-based safety (BBS) programs and Life-Saving Rules across the company. Our safety programs have resulted in major improvement in the total reportable rate of injuries per million hours worked, which has decreased from 2.4 in 2012 to 1.4 in 2016. That is in line with the ambition level of 1.4 set for 2016. Further work is needed to meet our target of 1.0 by 2020.

We will do this by applying consistent and leading standards in people, product and process safety. Whatever the context, we are committed to complying with safety-related laws.

  • The people safety process is aimed at increasing awareness of behaviors that put us at risk. The main focus moving forward is on culturally embedding the process and building capability.
  • The AkzoNobel process safety program is designed to identify and control hazards in our operations by avoiding unwanted events at manufacturing sites that result in injuries, waste or harm. We measure our performance through a disciplined audit process.
  • Product safety incorporates the traditional approach of reactive regulatory compliance, which we enhance with pro-active steps, enabling us to take the lead in sustainable product stewardship

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