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 Health and Safety Policy

Dealing with chemicals and operating in sensitive locations, safety is always an absolute priority upon which we never compromise, whether in our production plants or their local environment, in the transportation of our products, or in their use by our customers. Adisseo is committed to an ambitious safety and environmental protection policy.

Our HSE (Health, Safety and Environment) policy is the key to ensure the sustainability of the company and covers our full range of activities. It is based on a continuous improvement commitment, which shapes the policy’s fundamental principles and collective goals.

At Adisseo we endorse the principle upon which there can be no performance for a company if it has accidents in its operations, nor is it conceivable that people should be injured or put their lives at risk in the course of their work.

This 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.

Safety Performance

After 2022, during which Adisseo saw its safety performance on target, the situation deteriorated during the first semester of 2023. The good performance of the second semester was not sufficient to meet our yearly target. Actions has been taken to reinforce our policies and HSE networks. A new HSE Executive Council has been set up to make sure that the level of safety culture is raising at the level of expectation of the Group and specific HSE Road maps are carried out on the few places where the situation needs improvement to consider specificity of these few locations.

All our major industrial plants which present our major safety risks, are voluntarily certified ISO45001, as well as our research activities (total of entities representing more than 60% of our employees (> 1500 people).

TRIR: Total Recordable Injuries Rate


million € Health and safety operational cost in 2022

Did you know

Road traffic injuries

1.3 million


50 million

injuries each year


Source: UN Nov.2022

Adisseo’s commitment to safety in actions

Rallying around safety

For the 11th consecutive year, Adisseo’s employees rallied for Global Safety Day.

This day enabled us to develop a dialogue on the commitment of each individual to safety, to discuss possible improvements and to share best practices. It is enhanced by the presence of members of the Executive Committee at the various sites. The aim was to encourage direct exchanges between Committee members and staff.

Numerous workshops, webinars and activities were held at all our sites.

Enhancing security

Adisseo’s safety policy aims to put in place effective measures to protect people, goods, products, processes and information systems against any criminal or malicious actions (intrusion, theft, terrorism), including cyber-attacks.
Numerous organisational provisions complement the physical protection measures already in place.
In 2022, a special effort has been made on the security of office and industrial information systems, with the aim of strengthening resilience and guaranteeing the continuity of essential activities:
An EBIOS Risk Manager type risk analysis was carried out with the identification of critical activities and resources.
The business continuity and IT recovery plans (BCP and IRP) were reviewed and enhanced.
A crisis exercise with activation of the BCP by the crisis unit helped validate the scenario sheets and the role of each person. Preparing to manage an emergency situation is an essential part of risk management, whatever the risk.
All these actions were reinforced by the renewal of a user awareness campaign on cyber risks and respect for good practices, which was followed by more than 98% of the staff.



Safety Management System

The purpose of the SD-QHSE Reference Manual is to group together the various corporate requirements in the form of good practices or recommended tools. All Adisseo entities, regardless of country or field of activity, comply with these requirements, and 100% of our employees and contractors whose work is controlled by the Company are covered.

We also relied on the HSE (Health, Safety and Environment) management system of Sinochem holdings, by using it as a reference for evaluating our practices.

All of our major industrial sites (more than 50% of our employees (>1300 people)) were also evaluated according to this new reference system, named FORUS. The requirements of this management system helped identify additional avenues for progress. The objective is now to deploy all of its practices, including small sites.

Since 2022, the most important safety initiative was a periodic assessment of the safety maturity of all our industrial sites using the DSS (Dupont Sustainable Solutions) and DNV (Det Norske Veritas) methods, two internationally recognized organizations in this field.

These various initiatives are part of the « safety culture » programs already in place at most of our sites and allow us to compare ourselves with other companies. The results obtained have led to the development of a comprehensive improvement plan to raise our safety culture to the highest level and achieve our goal of « zero accidents ». Periodic reassessments will show the progress made.

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