The importance of Safety, Health & Environment (SHE)

27 February, 2015
Our SHE policy is to manage all activities without hurting anyone, annoying our neighbors or harming the environment. Our motto 'prevention is better than cure' is felt throughout our whole organization. We protect our colleagues and each other. Stahl has a very good track record when it comes to safety, health and environment standards. Obviously, we want to keep things that way and therefore formulated the following key principles.

At Stahl, we:
  • give safety, health and environment the first priority
  • obey all laws and are responsible corporate citizens
  • identify hazards and establish appropriate controls for risks, potential adverse environmental impacts and regulatory requirements in the invention, manufacture, sale and use of our products
  • provide customer care with all products throughout the supply chain
  • aim to eliminate all injuries, occupational illnesses and environmental incidents
  • report and investigate all incidents, then take corrective action and share learning
  • assure employees and agents have appropriate competencies for their roles
  • define SHE requirements in simple, clear terms, then communicate them to all employees and secure their involvement
  • report, monitor and audit all aspects of SHE performance to confirm compliance and planned continual improvement
  • celebrate and reward excellence in SHE performance
  • require all employees to accept personal responsibility for their own safety and health and that of their colleagues
Safety Awareness Campaign

In October 2015, we launched a 2-year campaign that was divided into twelve 8-week sub-campaigns. Each with its own theme, while the overarching theme is: emphasizing personal and collective responsibility. In this, our so-called 10 Golden Rules of Safety play a crucial role. With a poster campaign, displays and safety signs that were erected at all 23 sites around the world, we brought these Golden Rules of Safety to the fore. Furthermore, all employees own a Golden Rules Card.

In control on location
To ensure that all our activities worldwide are managed according to our SHE-policy, we have ensured that both Stahl’s local and general managers are responsible for implementing our SHE-policy in the areas under their control. Think of systems for the recognition of hazards, assessment of risks and provision of effective controls.

Reduce CO2 emissions

Stahl recognizes that climate change represents a potentially irreversible threat to human society and that reductions in global CO2 emissions are required in order to meet the Global Climate Deal targets agreed at the historic Paris Conference in December 2015. Therefore we have agreed a global target of a 10% reduction in C02 emissions by 2020.



Reduce our environmental footprint
We are continuously upgrading our production sites and laboratory facilities with the goal to achieve optimal efficiency and reduce our environmental footprint. We measure and report our energy and water consumption on a monthly basis and have many projects underway to reduce our usage in those critical KPIs. Thanks to tighter portfolio management and improved processes, we have been able to make significant improvements in the generation of waste in recent years.


ISO norms
Accreditation to ISO means that we have effective management controls in place that are clearly defined in writing. Most of our Manufacturing Sites are ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified. In 2015 the Stahl Leinfelden site started the certification process for the ISO 50001 energy management system.
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