Environment, health and safety

Sandvik focus on environment, health and safety

We’re always striving to eliminate harm to our people, our customers, our suppliers and to the environments in which we work. That’s our Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) vision, and we never compromise on it.

Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) have long been vital focuses for our company. Even before we first referred to EHS in 1985, we worked with environmental, health and safety issues, with the aim to develop solutions that could benefit our customers.

We’ve set environmental objectives to reduce our consumption of energy and of raw material, decrease emissions and increase recycling rates. We are committed to creating safe and healthy workplaces for our employees and delivering the mining industry’s safest products and services to our customers.

The mining and rock excavation industries continues to demand even better safety and more productivity. In order to meet these requirements, we work continuously to develop even safer products and to produce comprehensive manuals enabling for safer and effective use of our products.

To us, "safety first" is more than an expression. Mining safety is a part of our DNA and we believe it shows in our work. Sandvik had an industry-low LTIFR record of 0.7 for our mining services operations in 2016. Safety is integrated in our business operations — every single day, 365 days a year.