Occupational Health and Safety
The safety of our employees is a key issue for Infineon. Our concepts for occupational safety focus on prevention, with the aim of minimizing the occurrence of workplace related accidents. The Occupational Safety and Health Management System in place at Infineon’s production sites and at Campeon corporate headquarters are certified in accordance with the OHSAS 18001 standard. One major aspect of this system is the requirement to carry out a workplace-related risk assessment for all workplaces, documenting and evaluating all potential risks. Based on this, experts devise individual concepts for workplace safety that are applied worldwide, through which risks to employees in the work environment can be largely ruled out. The effectiveness of these measures is regularly assessed and appropriate changes made whenever necessary. At the same time, Infineon is constantly striving to find ways to minimize potential risks. For example, in the area of chemical safety, this could be the replacement of dangerous substances by alternative chemicals that are potentially less harmful.
The low number of accidents confirms the efficacy of our system. The rate of accidents at Infineon is substantially lower than the average reported by BG ETEM, the German Social Accident Insurance Institution for the Energy, Textile, Electrical and Media Products Sectors (Berufsgenossenschaft Energie Textil Elektro Medienerzeugnisse). Infineon records accidents on a very prudent basis. We record all work-related accidents that result in an employee being absent from the workplace for at least one day, whereas BG ETEM only records accidents after three days of absence. Data disclosed for Infineon refer to the relevant fiscal year, while data reported by BG ETEM refer to the calendar year. In the 2012 fiscal year Infineon had a rate of 4 accidents per 1,000 employees.
Apart from fostering occupational safety, we also provide a wide range of opportunities for our employees to actively improve their health.