Environment, health and safety
Concern for the environment, health and safety is a fundamental consideration in all our operations, whether they involve process changes, new investments or product developments. Within Sandvik Materials Technology all units with production activities are certified according to ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001. The company has a global EHS management system for these units.
The system is used to achieve both environmental and health and safety objectives. For example, we now have effective heat conservation programs in place, more efficient handling of waste and are working on reducing the number of work injuries.
Many of our products also contribute significantly to improve the environment or reduce the health and safety risks in our customers' businesses.
One of Sandvik Materials Technology's defined targets is declared as Total safety. When we are making improvements in our company, we will never compromize with safety. A standardized way of working within the area of occupational health and safety is therefore important. We assess hazards and associated risks, take actions to improve our work places and mitigate the risks for our employees.
Our health and safety objectives
- Further reduce the frequency of occupational injuries, illness and incidents
- Improve the health and well-being among our employees
- Ensure equality of opportunity at workplaces