Well-being and safety at work

Safety at work is one of the key themes of Apetit’s personnel strategy. The goal is to reduce occupational accidents to zero and to reduce sickness absences.

The key indicators of occupational safety, or the accident frequency rate, the number of occupational accidents, occupational safety observations and sickness absences, are monitored regularly. At Apetit, the risk of occupational accidents is increased by, for example, cold-storage facilities, high noise level in some places, the use of machines and knives and potential slipperiness in production facilities. Production work also involves repetitive movements that may cause musculoskeletal disorders.

Apetit seeks to reduce the risk of accidents and illnesses in a proactive manner, especially through appropriate job-specific instructions and personal  protective equipment. All occupational accidents and near misses in Apetit Group are investigated internally. On the basis of the investigation, actions are proposed to prevent similar situations from occurring in the future. Developments during the reporting period include, for example, the further processing of accidents.

The Group also improves the prevention of accidents through occupational safety observations. Apetit Group has defined, statutory occupational safety and health processes, according to which it develops a safe working environment for employees and ensures their well-being and work and functional ability. Occupational safety and health representatives and shop stewards also contribute to the development of occupational safety and health. The entire Group’s personnel are covered by occupational safety and health systems. Apetit purchased occupational health care services from an external service provider.

Apetit’s Säkylä plant has ISO45001 certification.