Health and safety

Safety first!

Safety is a core value for Danfoss. We strive to create a safe working environment and continuously improve health and well-being across our global organization.

Danfoss’ global “Safety First!” program is our systematic approach to a safe workplace. The program enhances the focus on safety for all Danfoss employees, visitors, and  people working within our value chain.

Programs for general safety awareness, safety leadership, powered industrial vehicles, are being implemented in all segments. In 2022, a new safety campaign introduced different tools for employees and leaders to enhance engagement in daily safety activities. We introduced safety discussions during the daily start-up meetings, reminding everyone to stay focused on safety during their daily work tasks. Leaders were also guided to prepare safety discussions on relevant topics focused on tasks or procedures, observing potential hazards, and recognizing individual and team safety efforts.

Record low LTIF

Reducing the Lost Time Injuries

We are proud to continuously improve our efforts to ensure safety in the workplace.

In 2022, we reached a record low Lost Time Injury Frequency (LTIF) of 1.6 incidents per million hours worked where the injured person was absent for more than one full day. The Total Recordable Injury Frequency (TRIF), which combines the number of Lost Time Injuries and Medical Treatment Injuries, fell by 7% from the previous year and also reached a record low. 

Emergency vehicles in Nordborg

Chemical management

Exposure to hazardous chemicals can be a risk to human health and the environment.  In 2022 we launched a new digital system to manage chemicals across Danfoss. Using this system, all chemicals go through a screening process to ensure regulatory compliance in the country of usage, as well as internal compliance with our own list of unwanted harmful chemicals. Not only will the new system help to ensure proper management and reduce the risk of exposure to potential harm, but it will also allow for better knowledge sharing on substitutions to less harmful substances. The roll out of the new system across the entire organization will be completed in 2023. 

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Annual report 2022

Our integrated annual report gives our stakeholders a holistic view of Danfoss’ business, value drivers, strategy, governance, and performance. It combines key information on our financial, sustainability and ESG-related performance.