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

2017

2018

2019

 

Nr.

Rate

Nr.

Rate

Nr.

Rate

Fatalities

0

0

0

0

1

0,1

High-consequence injuries 1

0,1

6

0,5

1

0,1

Recordable injuries

23

3,1

29

2,2

28

2,1

Hours worked

9 873 526

13 142 219

13 037 309

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

2019 employee injury breakdown:

  • 1 Fatality in China (Operator bypassed safety system and was crushed inside a large mixer)
  • 1 High-consequence injury (Finger amputation) in China
  • 28 recordable injuries where main types of injuries were lacerations, bone fractures, burns and sprains/strains

Work-related
Contractor injuries

2017

2018

2019

 

Nr.

Rate

Nr.

Rate

Nr.

Rate

Fatalities

0

0

0

0

0

0

High-consequence injuries

1

0,5

2

0,5

0

0

Recordable injuries

12

5,7

20

5,0

16

4,6

Hours worked

2 111 893

3 967 988

3 511 412

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

 

High-potential work-related Incidents:

In addition to recordable injuries, a total of 160 high-potential work-related incidents (High Risk Incident) were identified at Elkem sites in 2019. 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.

 

Disclosure of Work-related ill health in accordance with GRI403-10:

Work-related
Employee ill health

2017

2018

2019

 

Nr.

Rate

Nr.

Rate

Nr.

Rate

Fatalities

0

0

0

0

0

0

Recordable ill health

4

0,4

7

0,5

6

0,5

Hours worked

9 873 526

13 142 219

13 037 309

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

2019 employee ill health breakdown:

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Work-related
Contractor ill health

2017

2018

2019

 

Nr.

Rate

Nr.

Rate

Nr.

Rate

Fatalities

0

0

0

0

0

0

Recordable ill health

0

0

0

0

0

0

Hours worked

2 111 893

3 967 988

3 511 412

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