Social responsibility

Health and Safety

Vattenfall's purpose to enable fossil freedom that drives society forward can only be realised by operating in a safe, inspiring, and caring work environment for everyone working at and for Vattenfall. Therefore, Health and Safety is at the heart of Vattenfall’s strategy and a key component in running a sustainable business.

Health and Safety is managed in a systematic and proactive manner according to the principles of ISO 45001. Our goal is zero accidents, injuries or work-related ill-health, and we do not tolerate harassment of any kind.

World class Health and Safety is a strategic priority for us. We set the highest standards, never compromise, and have a strong culture of care for everyone working at, and for, Vattenfall.​

Achieving world class Health and Safety

At Vattenfall we are striving to achieve world class Health and Safety. What this means is that we have a mature and proactive company culture with a measurable, proven and excellent health and safety performance, putting us in the top three when benchmarked against our peers in the European energy sector.

Vattenfall has started implementing a three-year company-wide Health and Safety (H&S) strategy with 12 targets within four focus areas.

  1. Management accountability. Objective: To increase active and visible H&S leadership to lead employees and contractors towards healthy and safe performance.
  2. Contractor management. Objective: To create an integrated contractor management framework with H&S metrics to drive accountability for prevention of work-related injuries, illnesses and other harmful effects on the health and safety of our contractors.
  3. Healthy work environment. Objective: To continuously develop a healthy work environment in order to improve all aspects of health for Vattenfall employees.
  4. H&S culture. Objective: To strengthen culture with supporting processes and systems to further reduce the frequency and severity of work-related injuries, illnesses and eliminate fatalities at Vattenfall locations.

We follow up on progress via both leading (World class H&S plan fulfilment score, Health index) and lagging indicators (Lost Time Injury Frequency, Total Recordable Incident Frequency and Sick leave). H&S performance reports are created from top management level down to Business Areas and Business Unit levels.

Health and Safety policy

Health and Safety is at the heart of Vattenfall’s strategy.

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