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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.

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We are committed to protecting the health, safety and environment (HSE) of our people, customers and the communities where we operate

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Recent articles

Valmet sets targets for environmental efficiency 2030

Valmet sets targets for environmental efficiency 2030

Valmet sets new targets for environmental efficiency according to its Sustainability 360 agenda. The new targets are aligned with UN Sustainable development goals and are in line with climate science. Explore the new targets!

Efficiency through living and breathing safety

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

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

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

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

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 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%.