Brenntag’s global HSE strategy encapsulates our principles in the areas of safety, product stewardship, the environment, adherence to laws (compliance) and quality. This strategy is implemented in our company’s various regions within the scope of separate HSE programs. HSE manuals define concrete goals, measures, processes and procedures which are applied and implemented in the regions’ locations.
Compliance with the HSE program is reviewed through regular internal and external audits. Brenntag manages HSE data in various databases at regional level and also forwards them to the company’s central Corporate Health, Safety & Environment department. At each individual location, together with external experts Brenntag continuously examines and evaluates the environmental risks, including historical data which allow inter alia conclusions to be drawn about possible contamination.
This information is collated in an environmental database which also serves as a basis for determining environmental provisions and is an instrument for organizing necessary environmental remediation work. Brenntag has implemented various management systems in the field of HSE. Certifications and assessments by independent third parties document the company’s performance and ensure its compliance with applicable standards.
|Certified and assessed operating locations (in %)*||ISO 14001||OHSAS 18001||SQAS_ESAD* (Europe)|
* The percentage figures for ISO 14001 include purely sales-based locations as well as warehouse locations. The OHSAS 18001 figures exclusively refer to warehouse locations.
** SQAS-ESAD (Safety and Quality Assessment System, European Single Assessment Document) is a catalogue featuring more than 500 detailed questions on the handling of chemicals. It is intended to provide a uniform assessment of the HSE and quality management system of chemical distributors and is associated with the Responsible Care/Responsible Distribution industry initiative.