As Arbonia, we ensure a health and safety culture on a high level by operating safe production plants as well as distribution and logistics sites. This involves the prevention of accidents and injuries, a continuous risk analysis with derived measures, as well as a proactive heath promotion at the workplace. This aims to lower absences, prevent illnesses and reduce mental and physical stress. Consistent occupational safety is also an important topic for us due to its impact on the operating activities of the companies: Each accident and absence causes additional costs. The consequences can be a slowdown or downtimes in production. This is associated with reputational damage and a lower work morale.
Our concept for occupational health and safety is based on a three pillar concept. The first pillar provides measures for prevention. The second pillar integrates absence management, which refers to interventions. The third pillar contains case management, which promotes integration or re-integration. All three pillars are supported and developed together with the concerned stakeholders – Group Management, managers, HR employees, business partners, as well as social partners. In the future, the effectiveness of the individual measures is to be monitored using various KPIs – the results will be reported to the above mentioned stakeholders.
Risk avoidance and health protection are central topics in all employee training of Arbonia. We continually analyse the processes internally and externally, for example, through special workplace inspections together with the responsible people. If accidents occur, they are immediately analysed and measures are initiated to minimise the future risk of accidents. To avoid and identify health risks to the employees early on, we hold leadership courses for supervisors on a regular basis.