Samsung SDI, which makes rechargeable batteries and energy storage systems, already placed a high priority on employee well-being. But they were determined to maintain high expectations by adopting the latest Occupational Health and Safety standard.
Case StudyHealth & Safety
How Samsung increased trust with a sustainable health and safety culture
ISO 45001 was only the start for Samsung on its journey to enhancing its sustainability and quality achievements.
Embodying a commitment to safety-first values
The next step on a best practice journey
Samsung SDI has featured in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and strives to align with the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs), including provisions around the wellbeing of their people.
But with the introduction of a new global standard, ISO 45001, Samsung SDI recognized the need to adapt to new ways of working. The organization wanted to harmonize standards like Quality Management and Environmental Management into Samsung SDI's way of working more efficiently.
Accelerating progress through health and safety
Samsung SDI was the first in South Korea achieves Occupational Health and Safety certification. Alongside this, they embarked on a strategy to bring several other standards into a holistic, high-level structure that could streamline their operations.
The results brought Quality Management (ISO 9001), Energy Management (ISO 5001) and Environmental Management (ISO 14001) together, creates new efficiencies that helped the organization become more sustainable in areas such as water waste, biodiversity preservation and carbon emissions reduction.
How worker wellbeing powered other key business areas.
Stats and Impact
Protecting workers and the environment
Samsung SDI employs 24,000 people in 26 global locations
In-house partner injuries from accidents reduced to 0 in 2022
Listed on Dow Jones Sustainability Index for 18th time in 2022
A-rated on Morgan Stanley Capital International ESG score
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Implementing a holistic health and safety standard
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