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.
Key figures in HSE in 2019:
coverage of safety committees
HSE audits of Valmet's locations
Total Recordable Incident Frequency (TRIF) for own employees
management safety walks
HSE audits of customers sites
safety observations and near-miss reports
Forward with solar power
Valmet’s Lentokentänkatu and Rautpohja facilities in Finland have been converted into solar power stations. This means that on sunny days days, these locations can utilize a good number of green energy.
Starting a dialogue on safety in every team
Safety Dialogue is the largest training program Valmet has launched to date. The aim of the training is to actively engage every team in a meaningful dialogue on making Valmet and the industry safer.
Valmet's wellbeing actions around the world
Since we spend a third of our time working, the quality of our working lives is an important aspect of our overall wellbeing, whether we work from home or from the workplace. Valmet has location-based health promotion programs in place to support active, well balanced, healthy lifestyles.
Safety in shutdown management
Safety is essential in shutdown management. Valmet is committed to improving the health, safety and environmental performance of its operations and of the industries it serves.
Encouraging environmentally responsible behavior
Valmet is very proud of its employees who are constantly doing everyday actions for the wellbeing of the environment. Valmet’s office in Karlstad organized an Environmental hunt competition to promote environmentally conscious behavior.
Video: Valmet enables circular economy
Circular economy responses to the need to efficiently utilize products and resources throughout their lifecycles. Valmet enables circular economy by offering its customers technology and services for converting renewable resources into sustainable products.
Decreasing water consumption towards 2030 targets
Valmet is committed to improving the environmental performance of its operations and plans to decrease water consumption by 20 percent to 2030. The target is connected to our everyday actions all over the world.
Valmet sets targets for health and safety 2025
To continue its health and safety improvement, Valmet has renewed the strategic objectives and established the targets for 2025.
Valmet’s first global multi-site certificate issued
Valmet’s first global multi-site certificate for Quality, Environmental and Health & Safety standards has been issued.
Valmet’s core commitment: Safety comes first
For Valmet, safety comes first in all the company’s operations. The commitment to safety builds upon three steps: Know it, Believe it and Show it.
Valmet adds two new minimum safety standards to advance safety culture
Valmet is committed to protecting the health, safety and environment of our people, partners, customers and the communities where we operate. Promoting safety culture is in focus as we strive towards our goal of zero harm.
Valmet participated in Earth Hour
Valmet is proud to participate in Earth Hour for the ninth time. This year, a record number of Valmet's locations will turn off their lights for climate.
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
Safety was the driving force behind modernizing a paper machine for Stora Enso in Finland. To ensure mills safety performance, Valmet delivered safer winder and transfer rails from reel to winder, and measurements and controls for the BM5.
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