We ensure the health and safety of our employees through advanced management systems and certification. All manufacturing sites, as well as the corporate headquarters, are certified to ISO 45001 and are audited both externally and internally for third-party certification. Our non-manufacturing sites follow our internal procedures related to Health and Safety and are also periodically audited. These audits help us control our risks and improve performance while protecting employee well-being.
In 2020, our Occupational Health and Safety Management System, successfully transitioned from the older OHSAS 18001 standard to the ISO 45001 standard. While both standards focus on worker health and safety, the transition to ISO 45001 allows us to take a more proactive, risk-based approach instead of merely focusing on controlling hazards, as prescribed by OHSAS 18001.
Other key benefits associated with ISO 45001 include a greater focus on health and safety as an inherent part of business, and a greater emphasis on worker participation and consultation, ensuring workers are able to participate in all parts of the EHS management system process, including risk and hazard identification, incident investigation and EHS awareness. As a result, our workers are empowered to help create a safe work environment.