Safety

Key performance indicators – safety

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ambition

 

Ambition

 

Target

 

 

2010

 

2011

 

2012

 

2013

 

2013

 

2014

 

2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

People

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total reportable injury rate employee/supervised contractors (per million hours)

 

3.6

 

3.1

 

2.4

 

2.3

 

2.2

 

2.0

 

<2.0

Manufacturing sites with behavior-based safety program (% of sites)

 

72

 

76

 

76

 

96

 

100

 

100

 

100

Life-Saving Rules implemented (% of sites)

 

 

 

 

100

 

100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Process

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Regulatory actions (Level 3)

 

4

 

0

 

3

 

8

 

0

 

0

 

0

Significant loss of containment (Level D)

 

0

 

2

 

0

 

1

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Product

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Priority substances with management plan (%)

 

 

23

 

42

 

62

 

60

 

80

 

100

REACH compliance second phase (%)

 

8

 

44

 

83

 

100

 

100

 

100

 

100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Management

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Safety incidents (Level 3)

 

10

 

8

 

3

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

Management and reassurance audits

 

61

 

66

 

61

 

56

 

 

 

Our company-wide common HSE platform established common improvement programs in people, process and product safety. We aim to differentiate ourselves by our thoroughness in embedding best practice safety processes in all our operations, using common approaches and systems. Behavior-based safety has now been implemented at nearly all manufacturing locations and an annual review of the program’s effectiveness will be mandatory from 2014. A common set of Life-Saving Rules (LSR) has been introduced for all employees. Breaches of these rules, resulting in injuries or safety incidents, have led to application of the maximum disciplinary sanction allowed under local legislation.

The global approach to managing the risk of priority substances has resulted in lists of phased out and restricted substances being applied to all product ranges. Key line managers have now received refresher training in the company’s expectations and the required competencies for HSE leadership. A single system for HSE performance reporting has been in place for several years and a new single system for reporting incidents and analyzing incident trends has now been introduced.

During 2014, AkzoNobel will extend behavior-based safety selectively to non-production work locations and groups, including stores, warehouses, laboratories and technical service teams, using a risk-based approach. Those who drive on company business will be included in a company-wide program of training based on safe driving behavior, including awareness training, e-learning and practical training according to distances covered. Following pilot programs in 2013, a process safety management framework will be introduced at high hazard sites. A product stewardship maturity framework will be established and training in product stewardship principles will be provided to business teams. Responsibility for implementing these programs lies with the businesses, with leading units providing experience and best practice which can be shared with others in order to accelerate progress.

During 2013, management focus and employee engagement at every level delivered a reduction of >15 percent in the number of injuries. Particular contributions to meeting our milestones came from the risk-based approaches of our behavior-based safety program, and the focus and support for sites that have consistently fallen short in terms of performance.