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Global Environmental Protection and Occupational Safety Standards

Environmental protection and occupational safety are of paramount importance at all our sites. All Beiersdorf production sites are audited according to the “Environmental Protection and Safety Management Audit Scheme”, ESMAS for short. The audit is carried out every three years and enables us to ensure that appropriate measures are implemented at all our sites, to uphold our globally valid environmental and occupational safety standards. In 2018 our production sites in Argentona (Spain) and Malang (Indonesia) were audited. For 2019 further audits are planned in Nairobi (Kenya), Itatiba (Brazil), Bangkok (Thailand), and our Chinese production sites in Shanghai, Wuhan, and Xiantao.

A global certification service provider has carried out these audits for us since 2013, assessing all our sites according to our ESMAS system. This is based on the internationally recognized norms ISO 14001 (environmental management systems) as well as ISO 45001 (occupational health and safety management systems) that came into effect as of March 2018. Our production sites can access the results and implementation planning of audit measures via a SharePoint-based database. This transparent approach facilitates the preparation and execution of the audit inspections for the respective sites. It also simplifies the implementation of targeted optimization measures, from the planning stage through to the performance review.