ZERO Accidents Culture

Work-related accidents are unacceptable. Employee health and safety needs to become part of our DNA. We are working across our organisation to prevent accidents and build a zero accidents culture.

We target a reduction in accidents every year up to 2030 – to reach our overall target of zero accidents. That’s the way it should be!

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All employees live by our safety rules, eliminating risks and preventing accidents. They do the simple things like holding the handrails on stairs and wearing personal protective equipment in our breweries and labs. They respect the separation of pedestrian and forklift pathways and apply life-savings rules like lock/out/ tag/out during machine maintenance.

They also look out for each other. If someone notices a colleague is at risk, he or she does not hesitate to intervene and highlight the potential danger. We also complement each other on positive behaviour.

That’s the kind of culture we’re aiming for.


Steps to get there

Our four-step awareness-raising programme to achieve zero accidents includes:

1. Leadership behaviour

A Health & Safety leadership training programme which teaches managers to understand, recognise and positively reinforce the safe behaviour we want to see in the workplace.

2. Communication and visibility

Communicating our priorities and best practices openly and regularly. This includes ZERO ACCIDENTS branding and a review of all Health & Safety markings/signage at our sites.

3. Procedures and systems

Our Group policies and procedures map out how we work with Health & Safety. They ensure that all major risks are identified and addressed.

4. Transparency and performance

Follow up on performance and measurement of our Health & Safety key performance indicators to help us prioritise our efforts for maximum impact.

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Over the last few years, we have designed and implemented a range of programmes and initiatives to meet Carlsberg Group’s main strategic goal — zero accidents

The company has developed and implemented a Health & Safety system. In 2014, all production sites of Carlsberg Ukraine launched the procedure of risk assessment, defining risk management initiatives and implementing a complex health & safety system according to the requirements of the international standards OHSAS 18001 “Occupational, health and safety management system”.

In the course of the audit of 2016, the plants in Kyiv, Zaporizhzhya and Lviv confirmed that their integrated management systems comply with the requirements of such standards as ISO 9001:2008 (Quality management systems), ISO 14001:2004 (Environmental management systems), ISO 22000:2005 (Food safety management systems), including НАССР, and OHSAS 18001:2007 (Occupational health and safety management system).


In 2014-2015, we recieved zero accident rate at the company’s plants

Our programme “Proper Quality for Personal Protective Equipment (PEP)” is aimed at improving safety and the convenience of PEP usage by our employees. As part of this programme, we prepared and standardized specifications for personal protective equipment in all ​Carlsberg Group markets. Our health & safety specialists together with their colleagues from Lean TPM helped train the company personnel by developing e-learning courses on occupational health & safety, fire safety, first aid and some other areas.

In 2015, we launched a range of initiatives on raising employee awareness. We designed monthly communication programmes for employees including e-learning presentations, handout materials, posters and billboards dedicated to health & safety matters. At the annual Carlsberg - Environmental conference, the Carlsberg Ukraine team got the Carlsberg Group - Health & Safety Best Improver 2014 award.

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