We target uncompromised safety
Safety is our top priority and at the core of everything we do. Safety is a sign of quality, and we firmly believe that a good health and safety performance is one of the keys to ensuring sustainable business. Therefore, it is an integral part of the business decision-making and operational processes. We always prioritize safety. We strive for zero harm.
All our actions aim to ensure a safe working environment for all our employees and contractors. We promote a strong and open safety culture to improve safety and prevent injuries. We believe safety is the result of a combination of the right attitude, the right decisions and the right actions. We emphasize personal commitment and expect everyone, regardless of their role or position in the company, to take action if they observe an unsafe situation or behavior.
In 2022, we launched a new fatality prevention program. This program focuses on critical risks, front-line training and communications, and uses materials designed specifically for the needs of different groups. The program ensure all employees continue to reduce the likelihood of injuries occurring whilst working towards our target of removing the risk of injury altogether. The program highlights personal safety, leadership, commitment and accountability for one’s own actions with specific lifesaving rules.
The fatality prevention program focuses on risks typical for our industries such as working at height or at confined spaces, lifting, road travel, dangerous goods and hazardous substances, uncontrolled energy, hand tools and working on customer sites. Leadership and accountability are crucial to our ability to succeed. We aim to engage all leaders in health and safety through innovative programs and building further on our safety conversations.
Social responsibility and employees: Key performance indicators
QEHS policies and sustainability governance
Quality and EHS policies demonstrate our commitment to work based on legal requirements. This includes the sustainable use of natural resources as well as the health and safety of our employees and our contractors working on our premises or under our direct supervision.
Health and safety are critical to our success. Our QEHS policy states our intent to create a safe and healthy workplace for everyone, and we all have a part to play in ensuring we achieve this. Understanding the policy and how it is applied in the business will ensure that we keep our workplace safe and healthy every day. With our QEHS policy, we have a great opportunity to reinforce our environmental commitments aiming to ensure the sustainable use of natural resources, protection of the environment, compliance with legal requirements and minimization of our environmental footprint in our value chain. In that way, all employees have a very important role to ensure the effective communication and implementation of our QEHS policies.
Our integrated management system follows best international practices and ISO standards, ISO 9001 (quality), ISO 14001 (environmental) & ISO 45001 (H&S). It integrates all of our systems and processes into one complete framework, enabling us to work as a single unit with unified objectives. We are annually certified by an external body to ensure that our work meets all legal, directive and ISO standard requirements.
Safe customer operations
Safety is the license to operate in the industries that we serve. Metso's products are designed to meet all the relevant standards, norms and directives in the respective delivery countries. Our products are delivered with the appropriate information and instructions to ensure safe operation, services and maintenance. In addition, we offer a wide range of life cycle services to ensure that all our products in use will continue to meet existing and future requirements throughout their life cycle. Safety of our products is one of the key drivers in our research and development work.