Our employees are central to our success, so making sure they are safe and healthy is a big priority.

We work closely with authorities, trade unions, and employers’ liability-insurance associations across all countries. Our agreements with parties such as trade unions and employee representatives cover topics like personal protective equipment, complaints procedures, regular inspections, education and further training as well as the right to refuse unsafe work.
employees consider Grünenthal a safe place to work1
90 %
Accidents per 1 million hours worked in 20152
employees at our production sites are represented through an occupational health & safety committee3
100 %

Our occupational health & safety management system is in line with OHSAS 18001 which ensures we maintain a high safety level and fulfil all relevant legal requirements. Any one that takes care of Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) meet at least once a year to share their experiences and best-practice advice.



1 In our 2017 employee survey, 90 % of employees “fully agreed” or “agreed” that Grünenthal is a physically safe place to work.
2 Lost Time Injury Frequency (LTIF) means accidents per 1 million hours worked. Our LTIF could be reduced from 16.8 in 2008 to 4.6 in 2015.
3 All (100 %) of the employees at the production sites (3,122 or 59 % of the whole of Grünenthal) are represented through an occupational-health-and-safety committee in which employer and employee representatives can discuss occupational-health-and-safety issues. As a rule, national standards for the country concerned are implemented.