October 01, 2013

Bratislava is Volkswagen's safest plant

The 2012 Occupational Safety Trophy was presented to the best plants and organisation units in the Volkswagen Passenger Cars and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles brands at Volkswagen's Bratislava plant. Last year's winner Volkswagen Slovakia was again honoured
for the safest plant. Pre-assembly at the Wolfsburg plant was the best organisational unit.

For the Volkswagen Group, continuously improving occupational safety is a top priority and is firmly anchored in the global corporate culture. It is the company’s goal to achieve the safest possible working environment for employees, and to continuously review and improve this environment.

"Volkswagen takes on responsibility - particularly as regards its employees. By further developing and systematically implementing our occupational safety measures we have reduced the number of accidents at Volkswagen plants worldwide by three per cent over the last twelve months. I would like to thank all the employees involved for their personal contributions in the field of occupational safety," said Dr. Michael Macht, Member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft with responsibility for Group Production, commenting on the Occupational Safety Trophy.

The Chairman of the General Works Council Committee for Occupational Safety, Health and the Environment, Andreas Heim, said:, "Safety, health and ergonomics are undoubtedly one of the success factors in the changing world of work. We have achieved many improvements in these areas during the past year."

"The Volkswagen Group sets great store by occupational safety and ergonomics in the interests of our employees' health. A safe working environment accompanied by continuous improvement measures can increase both productivity and employee satisfaction. The Bratislava plant is a role model for the Group in this context," added Dr. Rainer Goldner, the Group's Chief Physician and responsible for health and occupational safety.

Plant Manager Albrecht Reimold of Volkswagen Slovakia accepted the trophy. "Winning the Occupational Safety Trophy for the second time demonstrates that occupational safety is firmly anchored in our corporate culture. Our employees are very aware of their responsibility. Apart from modern technical solutions we also place the emphasis on information and the qualification of all employees," said Reimold

The trophies were presented this year by Dr. Rainer Goldner, Andreas Heim and Kassel Plant Manager Prof. Dr. Hans-Helmut Becker.


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