Occupational Health and Safety

Sustainable development challenges

  • The elimination of accidents and cases of occupational diseases in the workplace, especially in the production units of MYTILINEOS, promotes continuous, sustainable, productive employment and decent work, while effectively contributing to strengthening the competitiveness of the Company.
  • Through protecting the safety of the employees of MYTILINEOS but also of the employees of the independent contractors of the Company, the prosperity is positively affected both at the individual level and at the level of local communities in which the Company operates.


MYTILINEOS continues to take constant care to ensure the achievement of the only acceptable target of “ZERO ACCIDENTS AND ZERO OCCUPATIONAL DISEASES”, which is also the major challenge for the industrial and construction sectors, according to key elements of the MYTILINEOS Occupational Health and Safety policy.

Major risks

  • Direct or Indirect Accident Risks: Indirect Accident Risks create the conditions which lead to accidents (physical layout, functionality, access-evacuation routes, lighting and temperature of work areas). Direct Accident Risks lead to accident or occupational disease (natural, chemical and biological factors).
  • Non-Accidental Risks concern organizational, psychological and ergonomic factors that do not lead to accidents but affect the physical and mental health of employees in the short or the long run.

Management / Control practices

Occupational Health and Safety (HS) is a line of responsibility that begins from the Management and the General Divisions and extends to all stages of production of all MYTILINEOS Business Units. To address the relevant risks:

  • Strict systems and measurements are implemented, assessing their impact on employees but also identifying the needs for interventions in offices and industrial units.
  • Preventive and structural actions are implemented, analyzing every incident and near accident.
  • Employee education and training is critical to maintaining and further developing the accident prevention mentality. In this way, the systematic effort continues for the promotion and development of a unified HS Corporate Culture, which encourages all employees (direct and indirect) to behave responsibly for themselves and their colleagues.
  • Systematic investments are made on Health & Hygiene, monitoring and evaluating all relevant factors of the working environment, aiming at the continuous improvement of the good health and the healthy living of the employees.
  • Health and Safety issues are integrated into the central corporate risk management system (ERM) in order to further ensure their prioritization, as well as the required allocation of relevant resources for their improvement.
  • In order to keep the work areas safe for the employees and contractors working for MYTILINEOS, this issue is linked to all the decisions and actions of the Company.
  • Almost 90% of production units, thermal power plants, and RES units have a Health and Safety Management System certified according to ISO 45001:2018.

International reference standards

  • ISO 45001:2018
  • GRI Standards
  • SASB Standards
  • UN Global Compact
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