Global Environmental Protection and Occupational Safety Standards

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Environmental protection and occupational safety are priority focus areas at all our production sites worldwide. We carry out audits according to the “Environmental Protection and Safety Management Audit Scheme”, ESMAS for short, to ensure that our globally valid environmental and occupational safety standards are upheld at all our sites. The audit is carried out every three years and all Beiersdorf production sites have been audited at least once. In 2017, the Beiersdorf sites at Tres Cantos (Spain), Santiago de Chile (Chile), and Sanand (India) were audited, along with our German production sites in Berlin, Hamburg and Waldheim. Audits in Argentona (Spain), Bangkok (Thailand), and Malang (Indonesia) are planned for 2018.

Since 2013, the audits have been carried out by a global certification service provider who assesses our sites according to our ESMAS audit scheme which has been developed based on the internationally recognized norms ISO 14001 (International Organization for Standardization) and OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series). In 2018, OHSAS 18001 will probably be replaced by the international standard ISO 45001. We already integrated the expanded requirements associated with this into our internal checklist for our ESMAS audit program in 2016, which means our ESMAS audits already fulfill the requirements of the updated ISO 45001 management system today. The audit results and corrective action plans are logged in a database and made available to our production sites. This transparency facilitates preparation and execution of the local audit for the respective site and also simplifies the implementation of targeted optimization measures – from the planning stage right through to the performance review.