Ensuring the health and safety of people, facilities, products, transportation and the environment is Adisseo’s number one priority. Reinforced action plans have been deployed to guarantee safety, through innovative systems and ongoing awareness-raising activities. Every day, all employees work hard to achieve the “Zero Accident” objective.

The company’s security policy

Zero accidents is one of the permanent objectives of this commitment in all areas. It is supported by a systematic and in-depth analysis of risks and losses, and the implementation of the best prevention techniques by associating all stakeholders in a commitment to Sustainable Development.

Adisseo’s health and safety policy is based on the following six principles:

  • Ensure the health and safety of people through prevention and control of risks, contributing to well-being in the workplace.
  • Demonstrate leadership and example.
  • Take into account risks related to processes, products and ergonomics in safety risk analysis studies, right from the design stage, in order to guarantee the safety of people and processes in the workplace.
  • Help prepare the organization to manage possible emergency situations.
  • Reduce risk by investigating incidents and near misses.
  • Require subcontractors to manage safety in accordance with this policy.

Improving safety performance

After a year during which Adisseo achieved its best ever safety performance in 2020, the situation is more contrasted in 2021. After a fi rst half-year on target, results deteriorated in the second half-year and led to an overall performance for the year that fell far short of the company’s ambitions.
To rectify this situation, new safety initiatives were undertaken at two levels. On a global level, an assessment of the safety maturity of Adisseo’s sites was launched in order to identify not only immediate actions but also short and medium-term priorities.
More specifi cally, in the most accident-prone entities, additional safety action plans have been defi ned by targeting the specific context of each site concerned. These tailored initiatives should help return to the company’s single objective of zero accidents.


million € Health and safety operational cost in 2021

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Safety number

The number of work-related deaths per capita

decreased by

14 %

between 2000 and 2016

Adisseo’s commitment to safety in actions

Strengthening the safety culture

Health and safety are Adisseo’s main priorities. Indeed, the company is convinced that all accidents can be avoided. To this end, a safety awareness and prevention programme has been set up within the company’s establishments to continually reinforce a common, shared safety culture.

At the Roches-Roussillon and Bayonne sites (France), the Adisafe programme has been designed around 9 areas of progress in which more than 70 employees are engaged. Since the programme was rolled out in 2019, more than 54 actions have been carried out, the latest focusing on the right behaviour in the face of hazards. Employee recognition for their commitment to safety has also been introduced.

The Bursafe 360 programme currently being rolled out in Burgos (Spain) complements this type of initiative already in place at the Commentry site (France) under the name Acting Safely.

Adisseo’s ambition is to enable employees to develop their safety skills, to know their role and responsibilities in a risky situation and to adopt the right gestures and behaviour on a daily basis for their own safety and
that of others.

Overcoming the COVID-19 crisis

Faced with the Covid-19 pandemic, Adisseo has been implementing measures for two years to protect
its employees, limit contamination and ensure the continuity of its activities.

Their application is supplemented at each site by additional prevention and protection measures based on local risk analysis and local government regulations. The long-term consequences of the health crisis have also been considered with psychological risks being taken into account, local psychological assistance units being set up and managers being trained in neuroscience and in listening to weak signals. The Adisseo Group has also set up a five-month training programme for all its managers
worldwide to prepare them to manage these new hybrid human relationships over the long term and in a permanently uncertain context.

During 2021, faced with the various successive waves of contamination, the company was able to meet very important challenges such as the protection of the many service providers mobilised with its employees to carry out the various projects and technical shutdowns of its industrial units. More than 1,800 people were involved throughout the year in the construction of the new liquid methionine production platform in Nanjing(China). Moreover, more than 650 subcontractors were present
during the technical shutdown of the Roches-Roussillon plant (France), where more than € 350 k
were invested specifically to ensure the best possible health conditions.

Preserving everyone’s health and safety was essential in order to ensure the continuity of the
food chain.



Aiming for zero accidents

The BANC2 project features the construction of a new liquid methionine production platform adjacent
to the existing plant in Nanjing (China).

This project, worth more than € 450 m, is progressing according to plan with a start-up scheduled for the second half of 2022. By the end of 2021, it had recorded more than 6 million hours worked and no work accidents. This remarkable performance was made possible by the involvement of the teams and the organisation put in place.

One hundred and fi fty people were responsible for ensuring the safety of the 1,800 people working on the site in the best possible conditions. Risk analysis, training, safety minutes and inspections were
among the many tools and rituals implemented. Operational rigour, listening and recognition were also
among the essential elements of this approach.

This approach is also used during major technical shutdowns of existing units. The purpose of these technical stops is to check the condition of the equipment, to make improvements and to strengthen safety and environmental protection. They also allow investments to be made, such as in Saint-Clair du Rhône (France) or Burgos (Spain) in 2021. During the technical shutdown, Adisseo was able to invest €24m to increase its production capacity by 30 kt as part of the Pyrenees project.

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