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Employee health & safety

Occupational health and safety are a top priority – no one should have to risk their health at work. We devote the same focus to the physical working environment that we do to fostering a safety-first culture.


  • Our aim is zero workplace accidents, and we will decrease our accident frequency rate by 50% between 2014–2020.
  • All fully-owned and joint operations will be OHSAS 18001 certified by 2020.

Vision of zero workplace accidents

SCA has a vision of zero workplace accidents at all of its units. To achieve this goal, the company must continuously reduce its accident frequency rate, meaning the number of accidents per million hours worked. SCA’s target to reduce its accident frequency rate by 25% between 2011 and 2016 was achieved ahead of schedule in 2014, and we have now adopted a new target for the period from 2014 to 2020. We have raised our ambitions significantly, and our new target is to reduce our accident frequency rate by 50%.