Enhancing well-being and contributing to a healthier future begins with safeguarding the safety and health of our people and partners. In ST culture, safety and health are leading principles, and our aim is to achieve zero work-related injuries and illnesses.

ST injury case rate
among the best-in-class


> 76,000 medical acts
conducted worldwide in 2017

ST began certifying sites to the OHSAS 18001 safety management standard in 2002. Today, 18 of our sites are OHSAS 18001 certified, including all the manufacturing operations and all the sites are engaged in reporting and improving their safety performance.

We remain focused on reducing hazards and risks, and improving our practices, results and all associated indicators. We provide voluntary health promotion programs to enhance employees’ well-being. For over ten years, ST has been committed to its goal of achieving zero accidents in the workplace, through formal safety programs such as Safety First. Health and safety are closely linked, and when we conduct site audits, we assess health and safety together. 

Our Health and Safety strategy is supported by: 

  • Comprehensive safety rules
  • Dedicated programs
  • Quarterly monitoring of safety performance across all of our site
  • Regular safety visits and internal audits of manufacturing and major non-manufacturing sites
  • Health and safety visits by external experts
  • Third-party OHSAS 18001 certification audits at 18 sites
  • Regular safety training and awareness

Each manufacturing and large non-manufacturing site has a dedicated safety team. All of our smaller sites also have one person responsible for safety aspects and associated reporting.


Contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals

Our commitments and programs related to Health and Safety contribute to:
SDG target 3.8 - Achieve universal health coverage, including access to quality essential healthcare services and access to safe, effective, quality and affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all.

SDG target 8.8 - Protect labour rights and promote safe and secure working environments for all workers. 

More details on our programs and performance are available in our Sustainability report and Corporate Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Decalogue.

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