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Industrial safety – a comprehensive program which is bearing its fruit

Safety is central to the Group’s objectives in conducting its operations.The industrial safety monitoring is based on three complementary components: technical, organizational and human.

The Arkema group decided to realise its sustainable development commitments by setting out three 2020 safety objectives primarily translating its resolve to improve its safety performance and consolidate its operational excellence. These objectives are as follows:


  • reducing its total recordable injury rate (TRIR) to 1.7 by 2020 (see below);


  • extending to 100% of its sites its peer observation programme by 2020; and


  • auditing 100% of its sites based on its AIMS integrated master framework by 2020.

Safety indicators show improvement

Thanks to its efforts to improve safety, the Arkema group has succeeded in reducing the frequency of accidents at its facilities.


Trends in TRIR

Frequency of accidents with and without time off work


Total Recordable Incident Rate

(Group’s own personnel and subcontracted personnel working on the Group's sites)

The number of accidents with and without time off work fell from 8.4 in 2006 to 3.4 in 2012, and to 1.9 in 2014, with a stated objective of 1.7 before 2020.

For the record, the Group’s frequency rate in 2005 was 11.3 for accidents with and without lost time.


The Group’s target is to achieve a 1.7 TRIR rate by 2020 latest


The Arkema group is committed to the Responsible Care® program

As a responsible firm, the Arkema group has committed itself to the Responsible Care® program, a voluntary commitment by industrial chemical companies around the world to improve safety and the protection of human health and the environment. Responsible Care® is an initiative under the auspices of the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA).