Our targets and performance

General requirements for recording, notification and classification of injuries and incidents are based on criteria from US OSHA. In addition, Elkem follows local requirements for public reporting and notification as defined in each country where Elkem operates.

 

Main corporate Key Performance Indicators for Health and Safety:

Key Performance Indicator

Target

Total Recordable Injury Rate (including fatalities)

Zero

First aid injury rate

Ensure reporting of all first aid injuries

High Risk Incidents (HRI)

Ensure reporting of all HRIs

Unsafe conditions / actions for improvement

Four reports per employee per year

Absenteeism (Sick leave) 

No specific target

Work related illnesses

Zero

 

Disclosure of Work-related injuries in accordance with GRI403-9:

Work-related
Employee injuries

2018

2019

2020

2021

 

Nr.

Rate

Nr.

Rate

 Nr.

 Rate

 Nr.

 Rate

Fatalities

0

0

1

0.1

 0

 0

 0

 0

High-consequence injuries

6

0.5

1

0.1

 1

 0.1

 0

 0

Recordable injuries

29

2.2

28

2.1

 29

 2.3

 51

 3.7

Hours worked

13 142 219

13 037 309

13 097 248

13 097 248

All rates are calculated per 1,000,000 working hours.

2021 employee injury breakdown
→ Zero fatalities and high consequence work-related injuries
→ 21 out of 35 plants with zero lost workday recordable injuries
→ A total of 51 recordable injuries, up from 29 in 2020
- Total recordable injuries include lost workday,
medical treatment, and restricted work injuries,
where main types of injuries were lacerations, bone
fractures, burns and sprains/strains

Work-related
Contractor injuries

2018

2019

2020

2021

 

Nr.

Rate

Nr.

Rate

Nr.

Rate

Nr.

Rate

Fatalities

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

High-consequence injuries

2

0.5

0

0

0

0

0

0

Recordable injuries

20

5.0

16

4.6

13

2.5

17

3.5

Hours worked

3 967 988

3 511 412

2 761 047

2 761 047

All rates are calculated per 1,000,000 working hours.

High-potential work-related Incidents:

In addition to recordable injuries, a total of 190 high potential work-related incidents (High Risk Incidents)
were identified at Elkem sites in 2021, up from 147 in 2020. The main increase in numbers is connected to increased focus on reporting this type of incident at more sites to be able to find causes and implement measures before real harm happens. All recordable injuries and high-potential incidents are fully investigated, and measures are implemented to prevent similar incidents from happening in the future. Detailed information is also shared with other sites to ensure implementation of learnings from the incidents at all applicable Elkem sites.

Fatalities:

Workers

2019

2020

2021

 

Nr.

Rate

Nr.

Rate

Nr.

Rate

Fatalities

1

0.1

0

0

0

0

       

All rates are calculated per 1,000,000 working hours.

 

Contractors

2019

2020

2021

 

Nr.

Rate

Nr.

Rate

Nr.

Rate

Fatalities

0

0

0

0

0

0

       

All rates are calculated per 1,000,000 working hours.