Value to employees

Employee Health and safety

Why it matters

Although 2020 was a year like no other, our focus on safeguarding employees was stronger than ever. For DNV, safeguarding our people is as much about maintaining a healthy and resilient workforce as it is about preventing work-related illness and injuries. Facing COVID-19 restrictions and changes to normal work patterns, supporting employee resilience and wellbeing was a priority during the year.

Our health and safety ambition is to achieve zero harm to anyone working for, or on behalf of DNV, and we maintain the view that no work is so urgent or important that it cannot be conducted in a safe and healthy way.

The resilience of our employees is extremely important, and this is why we invest in a future-fit and healthy working environment for our people.

We empower our people to make the right decisions about their own safety, health and wellbeing every day and equip them with the knowledge and skills to deliver exceptional health and safety performance. The main health and safety risks our people face come from: field work; slips, trips and falls; stress linked to high workload; and driving. The pandemic and the prolonged working from home situation have also introduced new risks to our employees’ physical and mental health. These risks have been a high priority to monitor and address.

Progress in 2020

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Looking ahead

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Approach

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Performance in 2020

Our health and safety performance is considered sound and stable. During 2020, our lost time injury rate and sickness absence rate both improved. Despite these improvements, we are continuously working to enhance our performance.

Our focus is on preventative measures identified through our Pulse employee survey, recorded cases with the potential for high loss and increasing awareness.

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