Health and safety

We work to provide safe and healthy workplaces for all. We do this by investing in a positive safety culture, collaborating with customers and partners and constantly improving our processes and practices towards our common goal of zero harm.

A culture where we take care of each other

We believe that safety is created every day in our interactions with each other and that is why we promote an open and continuous dialogue on HSE and focus on developing positive safety attitudes, skills and behaviors at all levels of the organization.

We expect everyone in our work community to take responsibility for a safe, healthy and well managed workplace wherever we operate by working safely, following HSE procedures, taking care of each other, participating in HSE activities and contributing to continuous improvement.

Managers at Valmet lead the way and HSE development is part of business management processes, performance targets as well as strategic and annual plans.

Active collaboration with our customers and contractors

We collaborate with customers, suppliers and contractors to secure safety on shared worksites. We believe that effective planning, commitment to common goals and rules, clear responsibilities, good coordination and open communication are key to making sure everyone goes home healthy and safe. We implement best practice HSE tools and activities on customer sites to ensure the safety of all.

Engaging our partners in an HSE discussion is a critical element of our contractor management approach. Every year, we hold several contractor HSE days where we align safety commitment and expectations with our key site suppliers. In addition to the Sustainable Supply Chain policy, we require suppliers and other business contacts to recognize and comply with our HSE Policy.

 

 

Health and safety targets

Result
2023

Target
2025

Target
2030

Increase HSE event reporting rates
(per employee/year)

3 4 6

Increase HSE walk, inspection and conversation rates
(per manager/year)

9 4 6

Reduce employee total recordable incident frequency rates (TRIF¹, per million workhours, rolling 12 months)

3.0

≤3.0

≤3.0

Reduce employee lost time recordable incident frequency rates (LTIF2, per million workhours, rolling 12 months)

1.5

≤1.5

≤1.0

Reduce external worker3 total recordable incident frequency rates (TRIF¹, per million workhours, rolling 12 months)

4.6

≤4.0

≤3.5

Reduce external worker3 lost time recordable incident frequency rate (LTIF2, per million workhours, rolling 12 months)

1.9 ≤2.0 ≤1.5

Reduce employee absentee rates4
(% workdays/year)

2.7 ≤2.5 ≤2.5

Elimination of high consequence injuries5 to employees and external workers

7 0 0

Increase coverage of ISO 45001:2018 system certification (% employees)

75 80% 90%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                               

  ¹ TRIF = frequency of work-related injuries resulting in medical treatment, restricted work or absense from work, per one million workhours

2 LTIF = frequency of work-related injuries resulting in one day or more of absense from work, per one million workhours

3 External worker = Worker who is not an employee, but whose work and/or workplace is controlled by Valmet

4 Absentee rate = percentage of absentee days due to ill health, per scheduled workdays

5 High consequence injury = a work-related injury resulting in loss of life, permanent disability or absence from work for six months or more.