Südzucker sustainability employees safety health

Safety at work

Occupational health and safety is a high priority throughout the Südzucker Group. The company is committed to implementing worker protection policies that guarantee employees a high level of health and safety at the production plants.

Our goal: zero accidents at our sites

We developed a comprehensive group-wide communication concept to support the measures in the past financial year in line with the high importance of occupational health and safety in the company. The newly developed slogan is “Safety First. Because you matter“. The aim is to make the topics of occupational safety and health protection prominently known to all employees, create identification and recognition effects and make them an integral part of the corporate culture.

Vision Zero

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Measures to create occupational safety

We regularly identify and evaluate risks in the workplace with regard to occupational and plant safety. The necessary risk assessments are implemented to provide a basis for determining protective and preventive measures.

An occupational health and safety management system defines the procedures for hazard identification, instruction and accident investigation and specifies responsibilities. At the same time, we are constantly developing our measures to meet changing legal requirements. 

Prevention is better than consequence management

Numerous measures are taken to protect the health of our employees – from prevention (such as back exercises) to re-integration after illness. In addition, health-related topics are also part of the annual employee training courses.

Employees are offered seminars and training sessions to help them learn how to shape their lives and behavior at work. For older employees, we offer part-time retirement programs to adjust the transition to retirement to their state of health and ability to work under pressure.

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