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Process safety

  • Most important safety, security, environmental and health protection aspects monitored from conception to startup
  • More than 5,000 employees receive training in process safety in 2012

When designing a new facility, we apply a five-step review system from conception to startup that takes into account the most important safety, security, environmental and health protection aspects in order to incorporate them early on and observe and review them in every stage of planning. We use a risk matrix to assess risks regarding their estimated probability and potential impact, and determine appropriate protective measures. In addition, more than 5,000 employees around the world received training in process safety in 2012.

In 2012, we continued the project begun in 2011 to investigate our plants’ safety concepts in order to constantly improve the safety of our production facilities worldwide. With this initiative, we are reviewing the implementation of our safety concepts as well as the consistent application of our risk matrix in all plants with medium to high risk potential within ten years. Incidents at our sites which led to fires, explosions or the release of substances are recorded and evaluated in detail. This allows us to compare the causes of incidents on a global level and further optimize our processes.