Health protection is one of the top priorities at ALTANA. True to the guidelines set by the global Responsible Care initiative of the chemical industry, protecting our employees is very important to us. We understand safety as a comprehensive issue: This also includes health protection. In 2008, ALTANA signed the 2007 version of the Luxembourg Declaration for the Promotion of Health in the Workplace endorsed by the European Union.
More movement, a healthy diet, and preventive care
When ALTANA signed the Luxembourg Declaration, the company committed to promoting health in a manner that exceeds the traditional occupational safety procedures and thus results in sustainable improvements to health in the workplace. This includes lowering industrial accidents and preventing occupational diseases as well as sustainably increasing the health potential and the well-being of employees in their places of work.
From a social and economic point of view, one can say that healthy, motivated, and well-trained employees are an important prerequisite for the success of our company. We lower costs associated with illness and increase the productivity of our staff with systematic health promotion campaigns and measures. The result of this approach is a healthier workforce, increased motivation, improved work ethic, and a more relaxed working atmosphere.
Some examples of how ALTANA practices preventive health protection are our local Health Days and Health Weeks as well as regular health seminars. Health-related topics such as exercise and movement, healthy diet, relaxation, and preventing stress are the focus of these seminars.