„Our employees' safety and health is a top priority for us. We have been making great efforts for many years to continuously improve the safety awareness at our company.”
We take necessary and appropriate measures to prevent accidents and incidents. An important element is regular training for our employees, in order to raise their awareness of potential hazards and to enable them to work safely.
Brenntag is also continuously investing in its equipment and infrastructure so as to optimize plant safety and work processes at its locations and thus further minimize safety risks and sources of accidents.
This ongoing process of improvement has enabled Brenntag to steadily reduce the number of reportable industrial accidents within the Group.
|Year||Group Accident Rate LTIR1day*|
* LTIR1Day (Lost Time Injury Rate): number of industrial accidents resulting in at least one day’s absence from work per one million working hours
BEST - Brenntag Enhanced Safety Thinking
A key element of our efforts to increase safety is the global Brenntag Enhanced Safety Thinking (BEST) programme. It focuses on the safety behaviour of Brenntag employees at all levels within the company, which is the primary cause of accidents in more than 80% of cases. Based on action plans, various programmes and measures were implemented in the Brenntag regions and national organizations in the year under review to promote safe behaviour and to correct dangerous behaviour. These centre on regular and extensive communication on safety aspects, greater involvement and motivation of employees and increased visibility of exemplary safety leaders within the company.
The programme is based on the Safety Behaviour Standard, a framework encompassing the key behaviours expected at Brenntag that contribute to creating a safe environment and safe work. These are compared to behaviours that jeopardize safety and which we want to avoid (“dos and don’ts”).