The health and safety of our team, a priority

We dedicate many of our resources towards improving the well-being of our collaborators

Safety, health and well-being

In our mission statement and sustainability policy, safety in production processes and for our employees is one of our core priorities.

We have a management system to define the responsibilities, objectives and actions related to the prevention of occupational hazards in the workplace.

Year after year, we carry out periodic inspections using specific tools to check that annual objectives are being complied with

ACTIONS AND PERFORMANCE IN 2019

TRIPLE ZERO:
Occupational accidents
Process safety incidents
Environmental incidents

100

INCORPORATION OF HEALTH AND SAFETY ALERT SYSTEM AND PARTICIPATORY CAMPAIGNS (improvement in communication strategy for Occupational Health and Safety)

100

CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENTS IN WORKPLACE CONDITIONS

100

INCORPORATION OF HEALTHY COMPANY STRATEGY

100

At ELIX, we have evolved towards a global vision where health and safety are closely related and approached with a common strategy. In 2019 we defined our healthy company strategy, focused on physical, social and emotional well-being, and which stems from six core concepts, affecting both the organization and its social environment:

STRUCTURE
The leadership and commitment of management

PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT
Job safety and excellence in preventive measures

PSYCHOLOGICAL ENVIRONMENT
Personal and professional growth, mental and emotional well-being

HEALTH RESOURCES
Illness prevention and healthy habits

COMMUNITY
Stakeholders and social environment

ABSENCE / PRESENCE
Employee presence

HEALTH AND SAFETY INDEX

ELIX is a company with zero incidents, for yet another year

1. Calculated as F.I. = 106 x Nº accidents / nº hours worked

2. Calculated as S.I. = 103 x Nº of missed work days / nºhours worked

ACCIDENT TYPES IN 2019

In the last seven years we have significantly reduced the number of accidents

The most common accidents are: blows, cuts and burns. The areas with the most accidents are Compounding and Polymerisation, while in Maintenance and Laboratories there were no accidents in 2019.

Through an accident rate analysis, we defined a series of action plans for Occupational Health and Safety:

  • Inspection of process and equipment design where human intervention is required, integrating safety and ergonomic factors.
  • Risk Identification and perception and the establishment of protocols for action (training, preventive observations and communication formats) so that employees can identify and communicate risks, as well as propose preventive measures with the aim of avoiding potential accidents.
  • Integration of activities to correct behaviours which could lead to accidents.
  • Communication of preventive measures (lessons learned, good practises, unsafe situation alerts).
  • Development of a preventive plan to avoid accidents en route to and from the workplace.

ACCIDENT PREVENTION

Guaranteeing safety is a key issue in the chemical industry. This is so in the case of ELIX both internally and in its surrounding areas. Accident prevention is closely tied to the maintenance and updating of installations, as well as training and promoting safety awareness among our employees.

Twice a year we partially halt plant operations so we can carry out maintenance tasks and make investments in new equipment. This year inspections focused on safety in processes, maintenance and cleaning as well as the general inspection of pumps and mechanical seals for reactors. In addition, we connected different compounding control systems to the new Safety Programmable Logic Controller (PLC).

SAFETY WEEK

ELIX Polymers celebrated its third edition of Safety Week. For 3 consecutive days, a wide variety of participatory events were held with the aim of raising awareness among all ELIX employees about different aspects of job safety and well-being, as well as bringing more visibility to the adoption of healthy workplace habits.

Our focus this year was on the launching of the wellness programme Feel Good, an initiative to help promote the company's culture of safety and well-being at the physical, mental and social levels. In this way, we materialised our people-centred commitment, creating a safe and sustainable workplace.

One of the most highly rated activities was Emotional Gymnastics, a workshop where participants received tools for learning how to identify their emotions, understand them, and manage them in a positive way through internal dialogue.

We require collaborating companies to adhere to our safety standards

To guarantee that safety and sustainability are incorporated into all processes, we apply our standards to the external companies who work with ELIX, confirming their adherence to our rules and policies on safety and environmental protection in the contracts we sign.

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