Occupational Health & Safety

It is the responsibility of every company to maintain its employees’ productivity and to protect them from accidents and illness. At the same time, this helps companies avoid economic effects that arise when employees are absent due to accidents or illness.

We take on the responsibility of creating a working environment for our employees and partners in which they can work without accidents or illness. We don’t distinguish between our own employees, external employees, or visitors in this respect. We comply with all of the locally applicable legal stipulations regarding occupational safety and health protection. In many cases, our internal standards extend beyond these legal requirements.

The corporate department G-OHS (Group Occupational Health and Safety) oversees occupational safety and health protection in the Group using a management system. The individual sites are functionally managed in the form of a moderated network. In addition to a central, binding policy, minimum standards have been established across the Group with procedural instructions. These are implemented in detail at the sites.

Training and discussions help sensitize the employees to the topic of occupational safety at the same time. The participation of all employee levels and their representatives, as well as the utilization of their experience, are matters of course that are particularly important to us.

We make a targeted contribution to our employees’ preventive health care with a number of health promotion programs. This includes flu vaccinations, comprehensive preventive check-ups and addiction prevention and treatment.

All sites are certified according to ISO 45001.

Vision Zero

Our objective is zero work-related accidents, injuries, or illnesses. In order to come closer to this goal, we set a target until 2030 – a LTIFR (Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate) of ≤ 1.0. On this basis, each site is developing individual strategies with the participation of managers and employee representatives. The strategies will be monitored regularly and adjusted as needed.

You can find more details and examples of our involvement on our page Reporting, KPIs, & ESG Ratings

  2021/22 2020/21 2019/20
Absolute number of accidents (LTI) 1 34 55 3 51
LTIFR 2 3,2 5,1 3 5,4
Number of work-related fatalities 0 0 0
Number of work-related fatalities of third parties at our sites 0 0 0

Absolute number of accidents including the Beerse (Belgium) and Berango (Spain) sites starting June 1, 2020. Excluding Cablo Metall-Recycling und Handel GmbH, Fehrbellin, starting June 1, 2021 (which, since June 1, 2021, has belonged to the joint venture Cablo GmbH together with the recycling company TSR Recycling GmbH & Co. KG; Aurubis holds a 40% stake in Cablo GmbH). Starting August 1, 2022, excluding the sold sites Zutphen (Netherlands), Birmingham (United Kingdom), Dolný Kubín (Slovakia), and Mortara (Italy).

2 LTIFR (Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate): Beerse (Belgium) and Berango (Spain) sites included for the entire FY starting FY 2020/21 so that key performance indicators can be compared.

3 Data from previous years adjusted to reflect subsequent reporting.

Stefan Schrader

Specialist Corporate OHS

Phone +49 40 7883-3608
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