To maintain and promote the health and safety of our workforce, we employ a Group-wide system that is closely tied to risk management. The system includes, for example, our Corporate Health Award, with which we recognise exemplary health initiatives within the Group each year. Targeted initiatives and activities are implemented to improve our employees’ health. Our Health Work Group is an example of one of these initiatives. At 7.4%, we managed to maintain the illness rate for 2011 in Germany at the prior-year level.
As a transport company, road safety is a central part of our preventative efforts in the area of occupational safety. We implement traffic safety measures including appropriate online training on a Group-wide basis, we co-operate with domestic and international traffic safety organisations and we develop informational materials for accident prevention.
Our corporate health management system received yet more awards in 2011: the European Commission and the BKK Bundesverband (German association of company health insurance funds) presented us with the German Corporate Health Award. We received the Corporate Health Award from the Handelsblatt business newspaper and EuPD Research, a market research institute, for integrating our corporate health management system into all of our principles and processes. Certification and testing organisation TÜV Rheinland renewed the ISO 9001:2008 certification of our occupational health and safety organisation’s quality management system once again in the reporting year.
|A.66 Occupational safety1|
|Number of workplace accidents2||17,3743||12,829|
|Accident rate (number of accidents per 1,000 employees per year)||100||74|
|Number of working days lost due to accidents (calendar days)||377,8893||320,613|
|Working days lost per accident||21.8||25.0|
|Number of fatalities due to workplace accidents||0||2|
|1||Includes employees of Deutsche Post AG.|
|2||Accidents when at least one working day is lost, including accidents on the way to and from work.|
|4||As at 2 February 2012, accident reports possible until 1 March.|