Health, safety and environment
Health, safety and environment (HSE) is one of Valmet’s sustainability focus areas. Valmet is committed to improving the health, safety and environmental performance of its operations and of the industries it serves. We want to provide a safe working environment and minimize the environmental impact of our operations.
We are committed to protecting the health, safety and environment (HSE) of our people, customers and the communities where we operate
Efficiency through living and breathing safety
Safety has seldom been seen as the main driving force behind modernizing a paper machine. But for Stora Enso's BM5 in Tainionkoski in Finland it was. To ensure mills safety performance, Valmet delivered safer winder, transfer rails from reel to winder, and some measurements and controls for the board machine.
Valmet's safest year ever
The year 2015 was Valmet’s safest ever, with a 40% reduction in lost time incident frequency (LTIF). We have systematically developed our management approach to ensure continuous improvement in safety culture, processes, competencies and performance.
Towards improved environmental efficiency
In 2015, Valmet took steps towards improved environmental efficiency in all production facilities. Our focus was on rationalizing the production footprint, upgrading existing processes, and applying best available technologies. In this article, Valmet’s Global HSE manager, Victoria Larsson comments a few topical questions.
Valmet’s CO2 reduction targets recognized for supporting UN climate change agenda in Paris
“We continuously work to make improvements which is seen in the favorable trend in our environmental KPIs: in 2014 we decreased our energy consumption by 9% and CO2 emissions by 16%,” says Victoria Larsson, Valmet’s Global HSE Manager
Valmet participates in Earth Hour for the 6th time
“The active participation of Valmet locations around the world clearly indicates our common mindset and commitment towards improving the environmental efficiency of our operations,” says Victoria Larsson, Valmet’s Global HSE Manager
Valmet launches five new minimum safety standards
Valmet has in place minimum safety standards for high risk activities to ensure a common safety platform across all its operations. Since the introduction of the initial standards in 2012, the number of severe accidents resulting in absence from work has decreased by 35%.