Health and safety performance

We are committed to providing transparent and precise information on how we are performing as a business.

The following table provides a brief summary of the indicators we track to measure our health and safety performance each year.

Lost time incident rate
2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
Lost time incident rate 1 0.47 0.37 0.42 0.26 0.35
in Europe 0.18 0.21 0.23 0.21 0.51
in Asia-Pacific 0.09 0.12 0.12 0.24 0.14
in North America 0.75 0.56 0.62 0.31 0.24
in other regions 0.38 0.11 0.48 0.30 0.38
Lost time severity rate
2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
Lost time severity rate 2 3 17.11 14.72 12 9 11
in Europe 7.23 5.20 8 9 16
in Asia-Pacific 1.44 1.09 2 4 1
in North America 27.67 25.08 19 10 8
in other regions 3.92 8.82 2 6 1
Fatalities (employees and contractors)
2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
Fatalities (employees and contractors) 4 - 2 - 1 1
Incident rate
2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
Incident rate 5 0.97 1.1 1.3 1.6 1.7
in Europe  0.35 0.4 0.4 0.6 0.9
in Asia-Pacific 0.39 0.3 0.4 0.7 0.6
in North America  1.56 1.8 2.1 2.5 2.5
in other regions 0.51 0.3 0.8 0.4 1.1
Workforce represented in formal joint management-worker health and safety committees (%)
2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
Workforce represented in formal joint management-worker health and safety committees (%) 91.2% 91.4% 92.3% 82.9% 82.4%
  • 1. Accident Frequency indicator name changed to Lost time incident Rate in 2019
  • 2. Changed definition of indicator in 2019: Lost Time incident rate measures the number of incidents resulting in lost time, expressed per 200,000 hours worked.
  • 3. Lost time severity rate measures the severity of incidents resulting in lost time expressed per 200,000 hours worked.
  • 4. No fatalities in 2019.
  • 5. Incident Rate measures the total number of recordable incidents (lost time, restricted duty and medical treatments) excluding near misses, expressed per 200,000 hours worked.