Safety

Key performance indicators – safety

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2011

 

2012

 

2013

 

2014

 

Ambition 2014

 

Ambition 2015

 

Ambition 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

People

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

3.1

 

2.4

 

2.3

 

1.8

 

2.0

 

<2.0

 

<1.0

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

 

76

 

76

 

96

 

98

 

100

 

100

 

Life-Saving Rules implemented (% of sites)

 

 

 

100

 

100

 

100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Process

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Regulatory actions (Level 4)

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

Significant loss of containment (Level D)

 

2

 

0

 

1

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Product

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Priority substances with management plan (%)

 

23

 

42

 

62

 

82

 

80

 

100

 

REACH compliance third phase (%)

 

 

 

 

15

 

15

 

25

 

100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Management

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Safety incidents (Level 3)

 

8

 

3

 

0

 

1

 

0

 

0

 

0

Management and reassurance audits

 

66

 

61

 

56

 

63

 

 

 

Our Safety Common Platform established company-wide improvement programs in people, process and product safety, supported by continuous improvement and capability building. The Safety Common Platform sets out milestones to achieve a world class level of safety excellence by 2020. 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 all our manufacturing sites and at more than 50 percent of non-production work locations and groups – including stores, warehouses, laboratories and technical service teams – using a risk-based approach. The effectiveness of the local behavior-based safety programs is reviewed annually. Our common set of Life-Saving Rules (LSR) has been introduced for all employees. Breaches of these rules that result in injuries or safety incidents resulted in the maximum disciplinary sanction allowed under local legislation in 15 cases. Our company-wide approach to managing the risk from the use of priority substances has resulted in the phase-out or restriction of priority substances at a global level.

Key line managers have now received refresher training in the company’s expectations and the required competencies for safety 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 is now fully operational.

During 2014, management focus and employee engagement at every level delivered a further reduction of more than 25 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 additional focus and support provided to sites that are furthest behind in terms of safety performance.

During 2015, AkzoNobel will extend behavior-based safety to all work locations worldwide. 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. Our process safety management framework has been introduced at high hazard sites and will be extended to medium hazard sites in 2015.

A product stewardship maturity framework has been established as part of our renewed product stewardship strategy and training in product stewardship principles will be extended to all relevant business teams. Responsibility for implementing these programs lies with the businesses, with leading units providing experience and best practice that can be shared with others in order to accelerate progress.

As a key element in the next phase of improvement, we will provide advanced safety leadership training for manufacturing site management, including direct dialog with our most senior leaders on safety performance and improvement plans. The program will provide site managers with the opportunity to benchmark internally, receive coaching from experienced peers and share best practices worldwide.