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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.

Key figures in HSE in 2018:

14

HSE audits of Valmet's locations

93%

coverage of safety committees

4.4

Total Recordable Incident Frequency (TRIF) for own employees

13

HSE audits of customers sites

8.0

hour of HSE training/person /year

1,200

management safety walks

Recent articles

Decreasing water consumption towards 2030 targets

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

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 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

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 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 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 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 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

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