Ensure best health and safety

Ensure best health and safety

Our safety mindset means we’re preventing accidents and keeping our people safe and sound, no matter where they are in the world.

Our promise

Electrolux will be the leader on health and safety in the appliance industry, wherever we operate in the world.

The roadmap to 2020

  • Continue to reduce our global injury rate (TCIR) by at least 5% every year.
  • Attain safety certification for our operations around the world.
  • Integrate the Group’s safety program into new acquisitions within three years of purchase.

The case for action

The wellbeing of our colleagues is important. We have a duty of care toward every individual working for Electrolux, and we take this seriously. Our commitment applies wherever Electrolux operates in the world, and goes beyond local regulations.

Health and safety has long been a fundamental part of our values and it remains an essential element of our sustainability agenda, with clear targets and processes in place to ensure real progress.

In addition, the wellbeing of our people affects our bottom line. Our approach to safety led to an estimated saving of over SEK 300m in 2016 compared with 2009, based on the average financial costs associated with injuries and the number of injuries that incur lost days.

The approach

All employees and contractors in production are covered by a reporting system to track incidents and hours worked. During 2017, the safety management systems and processes within different business sectors will be aligned in a Group-wide approach.

All manufacturing sites have central safety committees that include workers and worker representatives. All employees receive safety training at their induction and annual training tailored to their function. Safety audits of all manufacturing sites have been split into two activities: a behavioral audit, carried out by line managers on a monthly basis, and a safety audit carried out by OHS engineers. Global Safety Day, which raises awareness among employees and demonstrates the management commitment to safety, is held every year throughout the Group.

Incidents are reported daily to site management, and to sector heads on a monthly basis. Performance is disclosed in group-wide data collection.

Since 2015, we have monitored contractor TCIR data, starting with warehouses and distribution centers managed by Electrolux.

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