Safety is a number-one priority at our sites across the world. We work to identify and assess the risks that the operation of our plants could present to employees, local residents and neighbouring companies. In addition, we have introduced a Group-wide management system, so that major potential hazards of our plants can be recorded on a uniform basis worldwide. This programme, known as the Major Hazards Review Programme (MHRP), enables us to identify control mechanisms to limit these risks as far as possible. By the end of 2013, we had certified 76 percent of the relevant plants in accordance with the MHRP.


of concerned sites certified to the Major Hazards Review Programme

During the reporting year, more than 1,400 safety, environmental protection and health protection audits were carried out by the Group itself or by third parties. Our internal audits are conducted in accordance with international standards on quality, environmental management and safety: namely ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001. In 2014, we plan to obtain ISO 14001 certification for four more business units in our Engineering Division.