Ensuring Effective Health and Safety Management
Our sites maintain a robust health and safety management system reinforced by regular audits from our corporate and regional EH&S teams. More than one-third of our sites have ISO 45001 (formerly OHSAS 18001) accreditation. Other sites employ different safety programs, all of which include thorough risk assessments. In addition, our global health and safety software platform enables our sites to report key health and safety information, such as incident reporting and job hazard analyses, and to monitor performance.
Measuring Health and Safety Performance
Safety performance at our facilities is supported by strong leadership by our site managers, our safety-first culture and our continuous improvement mindset. Our sites understand the importance of safety, tracking leading indicators and using safety management tools as well as root cause analysis in the event of an incident. Each site tracks several leading metrics, including the number of safety observations recorded, percentage of safety incidents and safety observations closed in a timely fashion.
Element Solutions' Idea Chest - Making Health and Safety Everyone's Responsibility
Each of our facilities has an "Idea Chest" to encourage our employees to play a proactive role in improving our facilities. The Idea Chest encourages employees to submit ideas for how we can improve safety, increase efficiency, enhance quality, and foster a better work environment.
In 2021, 1,315 ideas were submitted, of which 831 (63%) were implemented. Since inception in Q2 of 2019, 3,115 ideas were submitted and 1,723 (55%) of these ideas have been implemented.