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 2017
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