Health, Safety, Environment & Quality
We take action for our HSEQ
Setting the highest standards. Then exceeding them.
HSEQ isn’t just a priority for us and for our clients, it’s a prerequisite. Securing health, safety, the environment and quality is simply essential and something that we must practice every day. Both now and in the future.
HSEQ is everyone's responsibility, and we work tirelessly with our HSEQ excellence network and colleagues around the world to continuously improve our local and global programmes. This involves constantly searching for ways to minimise risks and optimise processes to bring about continuous improvements proactively - for the benefit of everyone we work with, for our environment and for the quality of all our projects.
From employees on site and in the offices to the members of the executive board – health, safety, the environment and quality are always at the top of our minds.
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Corporate Health, Safety, Environment & Quality
Evolving HSEQ at KAEFER
KAEFER established its Corporate HSEQ department in 2011 and set up a global expert group: our HSEQ excellence network. Soon thereafter, the first worldwide Health & Safety campaign was launched, followed by our Quality PACT.
Various further campaigns and programmes were implemented throughout the company, such as the KAEFER HSE incident management app, which was launched in 2015. In 2016, we started with KAEFER safety culture training around the world and included mental health management into our approach in 2018.
Today, more than ever, it is essential to constantly take action to improve our health, safety, environment and quality. This means that everyone in our company plays a part in making HSEQ an attitude and something we can passionately get behind – from the top down and the bottom up. Our approach and the accompanying initiatives and programmes have a sustainable impact, which is also reflected in a continuously improving safety record.
HSEQ Culture at KAEFER
Over the last decade, we have evolved substantially at KAEFER. Promoting an inclusive safety culture at all our locations around the world has contributed greatly to our vision of achieving zero work-related injuries. Furthermore, safety culture programmes have been successively developed and rolled out throughout the company by train-the-trainer programmes. Our team leaders are provided with the necessary tools to get the right message across and engage their teams. Constantly reviewing how we are doing and learning from our initiatives and campaigns has led to a noticeable cultural change – from raising awareness and engagement to the active participation of all employees.
In 2022, we refined our approach further and extended our HSEQ cultural programmes. This includes HSEQ principles as well for our line management and their teams. The new approach also measures our cultural maturity and reinforces the idea of sharing best practice within the group. This ensures that values are promoted and the right attitude is fostered, making HSEQ a core part of our DNA.
HSEQ Excellence Network
We have a strong international HSEQ Excellence Network that forms the backbone of our approach to become a learning organisation – based on best practice established in the HSEQ working streams. This is actively supported by Corporate HSEQ and involves the facilitation of initiatives, networking withing the group and gaining new knowledge and insight to ensure that we continuously improve all areas of HSEQ.
Our local experts identify and share best practice and are empowered to further develop HSEQ in their own business units based on the unique challenges, environment and priorities inherent in every market. This allows our HSEQ Excellence Network to continuously set and maintain the highest standards.
Standards & Certificates
In addition to compliance with legal requirements, we have steadily increased the number of externally certified company units (DIN EN ISO 9001 / 14001 / 45001) to ensure systematic, integrated HSEQ management.
KAEFER is certified by global and regional HSEQ management system standards. These are acknowledged and accredited by important international certifying bodies such as DNV, TUV Nord CERT or Lloyd´s Register, to name just a few.
KAEFER and its integrated subsidiaries also have certificates in the fields of welding, fire protection and nuclear insulation technology, amongst others.
|ISO 9001||Quality management system||31/05/2023|
|ISO 45001||Health and safety management system||31/05/2023|
|SCC||Safety Certificate Contractors||31/05/2023|
|ISO 14001||Environmental management system||31/05/2023|