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.

Our approach

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

All employees and contractors in production are covered by a reporting system to track incidents and hours worked, and our ambition is to apply the same OHS management system throughout the Group and among contractors. All manufacturing sites have Central Safety Committees that include managers, workers and worker representatives. All employees receive safety training at their induction and annual training tailored to their function.

Our manufacturing site safety audits involve three activities: a behavioral audit, carried out by line managers on a monthly basis; a safety audit carried out by OHS engineers; and a Safety Management System Audit by Regional or Global Safety Leaders.

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

An annual Global Safety Day raises awareness among employees and demonstrates the management commitment to safety.

All activities are managed using the lean tools defined by our Electrolux Manufacturing System, which assures a continuation of cultural transformation while focusing on operational excellence.

Challenges

  • The most significant health and safety risks occur in warehouses, where many employees are contractors
  • The severity of the injuries can be a challenge
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