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Health protection

  • Around 40,000 employees participate in health promotion campaign for hearing protection in 2012
  • Worldwide health checks planned for 2013 with consultations on excess weight, diabetes, high blood pressure and musculoskeletal disorders

Our global health management serves to promote and protect the health and productivity of our employees. Contributing to this were numerous emergency planning and health promotion measures in 2012. Worldwide standards for occupational medicine and health protection within BASF are specified in a directive that is implemented by a global network of experts. We regularly conduct occupational medical audits to monitor our performance.

In 2012, we enhanced our Health Performance Index, and have reported since then on confirmed occupational diseases instead of on the number of reported cases of occupational disease, as in 2011. With an HPI of 0.89 in 2012, we have not yet been able to fulfill the ambitious goal of exceeding 0.9 each year.

In order to instruct our employees in the health-conscious management of noise sources, we offered a health promotion campaign for hearing protection at more than 400 sites in 2012. This included conducting hearing tests for the early identification of hearing impairments. In 2012, around 40,000 employees participated in this health campaign. Starting in 2013, we plan to offer worldwide health checks with consultations on excess weight, diabetes, high blood pressure and musculoskeletal disorders.