Safety We care about the safety of our colleagues and everyone we deal with, and focus on people, product and process safety. Code of Conduct | Safety | Integrity | Sustainability Business Partners | Downloads Safety Key messages We follow the safety rules and procedures We follow the Life-Saving Rules We stop work if behavior or conditions are unsafe We make and distribute products safely We report safety concerns immediately Safety Our goal is to achieve zero injuries and serious incidents. We 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, and we all play our part in the company’s safety performance. People safety We are all responsible for health and safety. We are committed to running our operations safely, by providing the equipment, procedures and training to prevent injuries. Whether we are at work, visiting customers or traveling, we follow safety rules and procedures at all times. We report injuries and safety incidents to continuously improve our safety performance. For further guidance, please refer to:Directives PortalHealth, Safety & Environment Product safety Product safety covers regulatory compliance, protecting people from exposure to hazards and management of hazardous substances. We apply our expertise to responsibly manage the health, safety and environmental aspects of a product throughout its life-cycle. We label products properly and communicate product-handling requirements well, often over and above any legal requirements to do so. For further guidance, please refer to:Directives PortalHealth, Safety & Environment Process safety Process safety management is a systematic way to assess, manage and communicate the operational risks of injuries, waste or harm that may result from the work we do. This includes hazards associated with our research, manufacturing and transport activities. Safe methods of work are a license to operate. We follow local process safety procedures, and we identify and report any risks promptly, so that we can control the risks and continuously improve on our safety performance. For further guidance, please refer to:Directives PortalHealth, Safety & Environment Life-Saving Rules We have defined eight Life-Saving Rules to protect us while carrying out work with a higher safety risk. Work with a valid work permit when required Use fall protection when working at height Obtain a permit for entry into a confined space Make sure moving machinery is guarded Check equipment is isolated before work begins Obtain authorization before disabling safety equipment Wear a seatbelt in motor vehicles when provided Do not use alcohol or drugs at work We support these Life-Saving Rules with our Golden Principle: We must always stop work if conditions or behavior are unsafe. The Life-Saving Rules apply to us all. We apply zero tolerance to breaches of the Life-Saving Rules. For further guidance, please refer to:Directives PortalHealth, Safety & Environment Questions and Answers Question You are about to operate new machinery without having received any safety instructions. Your supervisor tells you the operating procedures have not yet been written, but you should go ahead anyway. Should you go ahead and use the machinery? Answer No. You must receive training in the procedures first. Question A co-worker removes a safety guard when the machine is in operation. He says this is necessary to unblock a belt. Is this okay? Answer No. Safety guards cannot be removed when the machine is in operation. Apply the Golden Principle and stop the machine immediately. Question You are an office worker visiting the factory and see a contractor working without a safety harness in a place at height where it is needed. What do you do? Answer Speak to the local supervisor if available. If not, ask the contractor to descend safely and explain our safety rules and the requirement to use fall protection when working at height. Report the breach to the local management.