Embracing Diversity, Equal Opportunity, Health, & Safety
Our commitment to employee-related Sustainable Development Goals
With our good corporate citizenship activities, we support these SDGs.
SDG 5 aims to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls. To help end all forms of discrimination against women and girls everywhere, we have implemented various measures that ensure diversity and equal opportunity in our own operations and the greater supply chain. These measures include our Code of Conduct, compliance program, and collective agreements. Additionally, we are committed to women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels in political, economic, and public life through diverse teams and female leadership.
SDG 8 promotes sustained, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all. Thanks to our decentralized organization structure in different markets, we invest in various locations and promote local innovation. Further, we protect labor rights and promote and secure safe working environments through our OHS (occupational health and safety) activities and the various Codes of Conduct.
SDG 10 aims to reduce inequality within and among countries. Our codes of conduct ensure that human rights, as well as diversity and equity, are respected not only in our own operations but also throughout the entire supply chain.
Occupational health & safety management
We are responsible not only for the well-being of our patients but also for the health and safety of our employees. Therefore, occupational health and safety (OHS) regulations are applied to all people working at our sites, including contractors and visitors. We have implemented standard operating procedures, guidelines, and other instructions that provide a framework for OHS globally. All ISO 45001-certified sites are required to have an OHS committee in place, and we comply with national OHS requirements in each of our locations.
We aim to prevent all work-related accidents and continually improve workplace safety. To achieve this, we have introduced a global management system in accordance with the international ISO 45001 standard.
Accident analysis and risk assessment
OHS risk assessment and accident analysis are the backbone of any safe and healthy workplace. We identify and evaluate potential hazards and risks, implement controls to mitigate those risks, and analyze accidents to determine root causes and prevent future incidents. Using this data, we calculate the Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate (LTIFR) and use it as a performance indicator.
Promoting good health
In addition to comprehensive OHS measures, we promote health wherever possible. We rely on decentralized offerings, which we tailor as precisely as possible to the needs of our employees.