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 2025 safety objectives primarily translating its resolve to improve its safety performance and consolidate its operational excellence. These objectives are as follows:
- reduce the total recordable injury rate (TRIR) to below 1.2 by 2025 (see below);
- extend the peer observation program to 100% of sites by 2025; and
- audit 100% of sites in accordance with the Arkema Integrated Management System (AIMS) by 2025.
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)
In 2017, the total recordable injury rate (TRIR) was 1.6. This puts the Group among the best in its sector and confirms the very strong safety improvement dynamic underway in recent years, driven largely by firm employee commitment.
In early 2016, the Group strengthened its long-term TRIR target even further, from 1.7 to below 1.2 before 2025, consistent with the improvements achieved so far and with its commitment to ongoing operational excellence.