HSE in the core of everything we do
Prioritizing the health, safety and wellbeing of our employees, customers and partners in all our operations is fundamental to everyone at Metso. Our goal is to guarantee a safe working environment for our employees and we are committed to taking responsibility for our own safety and for the safety of others. We believe that world-class safety comes from a combination of having the right attitude, making the right decisions and taking the right actions. World-class safety is also a sign of quality. Safe businesses are productive businesses. Therefore, all Metso employees must actively participate in eliminating or controlling factors that may threaten health, safety and well-being. We also require our partners and subcontractors to take care of occupational health and safety issues within their operations.
We also contribute to the environment. Sustainable use of resources underpins the long-term success of our business. A global operating environment brings opportunities and risks that we must recognize throughout our value chain. By increasing the eco-efficiency of our production, we are able to reduce our overall environmental footprint and achieve cost savings. We develop our HSE performance with multiple actions and projects. We also organize a broad range of global HSE activities internally to raise awareness and to train our personnel. More information about our HSE work, can be found in our Sustainability report. We comply with ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 standards. A total of 37% of our relevant operations is covered by the ISO 14001 certification, 36% by the OHSAS 18001 certification and 78% by the ISO 9001 certification. This coverage is calculated by the number of employees working in certified facilities.