AAK Global Safety Program
Working towards zero lost-time injuries
At AAK, safety continues to be an integral part of our
business strategy. For this reason, a decision was
made in 2018 to relaunch the Global Safety Team
formed by HSE Managers from all AAK
sites and led in this occasion by AAK Mexico.
The Global Safety Team comprises a group of professionals
who represent more than 100 years of safety
experience and who know their local strengths and
weaknesses in terms of safety. The team’s overall
objective is to achieve zero lost-time injuries across
the Group and to this end, it has developed a strategic
program for continuous improvement which aligns the
Group’s global safety efforts.
Creating key safety parameters and goals
In April 2018, a Global Safety Team kick-off conference
was held, giving everyone the opportunity to share their
local initiatives and discuss ways to develop a strong
Global Safety Program. A key outcome was to learn
that we all share common safety issues and that the
program should therefore have a global vision that is
flexible to adapt to local needs.
Working seamlessly together at the conference, the
team formulated the following agreements:
1) Key safety practices that outlined our global
approach to reach zero lost-time injuries;
2) An AAK global safety model, with clear ambitions
3) A new KPI structure with additional KPIs and a
follow-up scheme for implementation.
A safer place to work
During 2018, AAK saw a LTI global reduction of 25
percent versus 2017. This accomplishment supports
our ambition to achieve “a zero-accident culture where
all risks are managed in AAK”. For us, “safety first” is
more than just a motto; it is a mindset for all employees
to work towards, in order to protect our people and our
Looking to the future, we will continue to execute and
improve our Global Safety Program to help make AAK
“the safest place to work”.