Employee Health & Safety

As a company engaged in businesses relating to health and hygiene, and with high standards for workplace safety, ensuring the well-being of its employees is of vital importance to SCA and its stakeholders.

  • Our aim is zero workplace accidents, and we will decrease our accident frequency rate by 25% between 2011–2016.
  • OHSAS 18001 will be implemented at all main sites by 2016.

Outcome 2013

  • The accident frequency rate was 8.4 (9.7) per 1,000,000 working hours, representing a 9% decline compared with the reference year of 2011.
  • By the end of 2013, 45% (30) of SCA’s 67 main sites were certified according to OHSAS 18001.

The Sustainability effect

Workplace wellness programmes are becoming more and more widespread with the bottom line: healthy employees tend to be happier and more productive employees. For a company in the business of improving lives, the well-being of employees is an important way of demonstrating that SCA is walking the talk.

SCA Americas has conducted an employee health programme since 2008 including regular health checkups, early detection of health risks and promoting a healthy life style. The business unit has identified diabetes as a crucial issue and supports employees in the highest risk category.