One of the cornerstones of our unrivalled supply reliability is employee wellbeing and health as well as a safe working environment. We have been actively building our corporate culture making safety a natural part of everyday activities. In addition to our own employees, we also involve contractors and visitors in our safety thinking.
Focusing on preventive actions, UPM’s company-wide ‘Step Change in Safety’ campaign was a huge success from 2012 to 2014. During these three years, we were able to reduce lost-time accident frequency by 70%. Safety work continues to be one of our key focus areas with the aim to take safety from campaign mode to company-wide culture.
Good performance in safety is recognised in UPM with company-wide safety awards. The 2015 UPM Safety Award of the best improver was given to UPM Fray Bentos mill for improved safety culture.