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Occupational Health and Safety Risk and Emergency Management
Comprehensive assessment of risks related to our operations and products are prerequisite to our
business processes. Local and global emergency organization is in place to ensure comprehensive
emergency management and response.
To support prevention Archroma operates an observation program in order to identify opportunities for
improvements which can then be distributed across all sites. We have found this approach particularly
successful identifying actions for continuous improvement, and this is also monitored on a monthly basis.
We take initiatives to reduce safety and health risks in the production, storage, distribution and usage
of our products and in the disposal of waste. In order to manage the risks associated with chemical
manufacturing, process hazard analyses are conducted. Each manufacturing site has its own risk portfolio,
particular to the manufacturing processes and chemicals used for that site. The primary aspects are fire,
toxicity and chemical contact. This risk portfolio is reviewed every 3 years, or earlier when an additional
manufacturing process has been initiated on the site.
Each manufacturing site has a dedicated Safety and Environment Officer (SEO), who reports on a monthly
basis to the global Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) manager. Individual goals are set for each site.
There are three safety pillars; prevention of incidents, training and safety audits.
To support training every site has a comprehensive training program that has been developed specifically
for that site and focused upon specific knowledge improvement requirements. Broader reached training
for the organization are conducted by regular webinars. These cover more general topics, which maintains
the awareness within the organization towards our current safety performance and allows experience
sharing and allows all employees to participate in safety.
Site safety audits against the guidelines are conducted on a 3 year programs. These audits are conducted
over one week by internally qualified safety experts at a frequency of 8 - 10 sites per annum. The audits
are conducted against 25 comprehensive guidelines which describe all safety processes, the transportation,
storage and use of all materials. Any corrective action plans are set and monitored against a specific
Key established toll manufacturers are audited by qualified person(s) for their safety performance, this is
an area that we are expanding on In the future.
In FY2018 we have 15 trained auditors, additional auditors to be trained in FY2019 onwards, and a specific
target has not as yet been defined.
General visitors to the sites undergo a safety briefing before entrance, which is the responsibility of
the hosting Archroma employee, covering the 12 “life-saving” rules in addition to site specific risks and
hazards. Third party contractors employed for specific maintenance or construction contracts are trained
before commencement of the particular contractual work. New employees will be trained before and in
parallel to their duties, and are afforded additional supervision.
General health improvements are managed on a local level at the sites. No global initiatives have been
conducted during the reporting period.