Occupational safety and environment
The goal of Lemminkäinen’s occupational safety measures is to create a safe working environment for all employees and subcontractors. Lemminkäinen is committed to the shared occupational safety principles of the Confederation of Finnish Construction Industries RT, which aims to accelerate the construction industry’s progress towards the zero-accident target.
In 2015, the company continued the development of safety activities and the implementation of best practices in all of its operations. The company monitors the accident frequency rate monthly and makes actions plans accordingly. The company also monitors subcontractors’ accident frequency rates.
Lemminkäinen minimises the environmental impact of its operations by using natural resources as sparingly as possible and by using recycled materials in its production, among other measures. The company invests in safeguarding biodiversity by developing post-extraction measures in its mineral aggregate areas. Lemminkäinen develops its production technology in order to reduce its energy consumption and environmental impact.
In 2015, Lemminkäinen defined the sustainability aspects that are most relevant to the company’s operations as well as related targets. In addition to the internal working group, external stakeholders contributed to the definition work. The project also resulted in Lemminkäinen’s operating model for sustainability that specifies roles and responsibilities as well as follow-up and reporting methods and related indicators. The indicators are related to energy consumption and material efficiency, for instance.
More detailed information on Lemminkäinen’s sustainability measures are presented in the company’s Annual Report and on its website.