Sustainability Report 2020

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“Mental and physical health cannot be taken for granted – the past year has taught us that. This is why we do everything to support the health of our employees.”

Maria Cordova (Greiner Bio-One) Quality Control Operator

Creating safe and healthy workplaces

Health is not everything, but without health, everything is nothing. These were the words of German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer, almost 200 years ago. Healthcare in most countries around the world has undergone massive improvements in the last few decades. Nevertheless, comprehensive medical care still cannot be taken for granted across the world. Guaranteeing a healthy life for all people is a huge challenge. As an employer, we play a key role in this. Healthcare and safety at work are intended to foster general wellbeing. We are passionate about creating the best conditions at our workplaces.

Our goal

We want all our employees to be prepared for the challenges of the future by 2030.

Our targets


Reduction in frequency of serious work accidents1 by 50 percent by 2025.


All sites will develop and implement at least two health measures by the end of 2021.

Our performance


9 percent reduction in frequency of serious work accidents since 2018.


40 out of 64 sites implemented at least one health measure in 2020.

1 Serious work accidents are defined as accidents that result in downtime of more than eight hours.

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