Kendrion regards a healthy and safe working environment as one of the basic rights of its employees. Virtually all of Kendrion’s operating companies comply with the most stringent quality and safety requirements.
Accidents / Lost Time Injuries
Kendrion’s continuous attention to the safety of the production processes has enabled the company to limit the number of accidents in recent years. Currently, Kendrion’s number of accidents is below the relevant German industry benchmarks. Kendrion will maintain safety as a priority and will continue to pay considerable attention to reducing this figure. The target for 2017 is to have not more than 10 accidents per 1,000 employees. The LTI (Lost Time Injury rate), which is time lost due to accidents, was substantially lower than in 2015.
Kendrion’s overall absenteeism rate was 2.6% in 2016, which is relatively low for the company’s type of industrial operations and geographical spread, and comparable to last year. The objective is to retain the rate at approximately the same level in future years, whereby the rate should not be above 4% for each individual plant. This target was achieved in 2016 in almost all plants.
Many Kendrion companies have implemented programmes to promote their employees’ health.