Our Safety and Health Management System (SHMS) continuously evaluates the status of our work environment while fostering its continuous improvement.
The occupational SHMS and its content are applicable for all Kuehne+Nagel entities worldwide. Risk Assessment of the location and its operations determine the boundaries of this system. The effect of operations on the environment and surrounding of the premises (including people) is taken into account. The hazards and effects management process identifies and assesses:
The process also monitors the implementation of control and recovery measures. It maintains a documented demonstration that (significant) HSE risks have been reduced to a level that is As Low as Reasonably Practicable (ALARP). Management Review, Incident Investigations, and audit results are used to monitor the implementation of the above process.
In the Safety and Health statement, signed by the CEO, we require all employees and suppliers to adhere to all compliance obligations, relevant regulations, rules, work instructions, and safety measures at all times. We also urge employees in our operations to intervene (STOP) when unsafe situations are seen and report them, so corrective and preventive actions can be taken. Reporting of these situations can be done (anonymously) in the online reporting tool the HSE-app.
We remain consistent with our journey to NO HARM. Reporting unsafe situations and launching KN Safety Anchors, our safety performance reached an all-time low and the Lost Time Injury Frequency (LTIF) continues to trend downwards.
Our focus is on Unsafe Acts and Unsafe Conditions. Countries that use the HSE-app can analyse and improve performance. Improvement actions in 2021:
Fatalities in 2021
Corporate, regional and national management is informed of every single fatality, be that Kuehne+Nagel employees or 3rd party. Respective investigations are triggered and collaboration with authorities conducted to ensure lessons learnt are communicated and trained, with underlying causes corrected. We deeply regret these incidents and we sent our heartfelt condolences to the families.
All work and non-work-related incidents will be recorded through the HSE-app by 2022, allowing full transparency of root causes to initiate preventative actions and communication to reduce risks globally.
|Business Units||Location||Description||Employed by|
|Road Logistics||Germany||Truck driver go fatally injured in a road traffic accident in Germany||Kuehne+Nagel|
|Road Logistics||Mexico||Truck driver got fatally injured in a road traffic accident||3rd party|
Some Kuehne+Nagel employees were infected by Covid-19 and unfortunately 18 of our employees passed away in 2021 due to Covid-19 infections. The Covid-19 restrictions (distance and skeleton teams) did have a negative impact on the reported unsafe situations, but had a positive impact on the number of incidents. Fewer incidents happened.
Our condolences go likewise to the families that suffered the loss of a loved one caused by COVID-19 pandemic or faced a tragic accident as mentioned above.
During the reporting period there were four HSE violations reported that resulted in penalties and are publicly available.
It is Kuehne+Nagel’s ultimate goal to fully comply with the set standards and available regulatory requirements and to ensure that staff are duly trained and skilled for the jobs they perform. Nevertheless, during the reporting period there were four HSE violations reported that resulted in regulatory penalties.
They can be summarized as follows and are publicly available. Respective corrective actions were executed and duly evidenced.
|Date||Location||Root cause||Penalty||Corrective action|
|24 Mar 2021||Salt Lake City, UT/USA||Not reporting of a back and leg injury within 8 hours||USD 500||National communication to reinforce incident notification requirements|
|02 Jul 2021||Whitestown, IN/USA||Missing fire extinguisher signs, emergency stops for conveyor||USD 2,500||Comprehensive safety assessment with State resources INSafe|
|18 Jun 2021||Los Angeles, CA/USA||Eight violations identified by CFI (a company of Kuehne+Nagel)||USD 15,170||COVID-19 action plan was strengthened. (violations currently contested and under OSHA review)|
|11 Dec 2021||Seoul, Korea||Safety harness was not put on||KRW 4 mio.||Reviewed safety cage and harness with 3rd party and sent back for training|