Our health and safety culture
At DSV, we continuously strive to improve our safety capacity. We seek to drive our company forward while managing risks, improving standards and finding better ways to keep our people safe.
To enhance workplace safety, we ensure that our employees are aware of and follow safety regulations, our standards and Code of Conduct. With an ever-changing business world, providing guidelines and setting clear expectations for behavior is a must.
The foundation of our health and safety policy are the four main pillars
Operate as intended
Maintain to agreed standards
Competent and trained staff
Measure safety performance
Safe work practices
Comply with legislation and other requirements
Safe storage and handing
Manage all interactions
Our approach to health and safety starts with partnerships, collaboration and training initiatives. Anyone that works for DSV in a safety capacity will receive the relevant health and safety training. This ensures that we have safety professionals across the world with an in-depth understanding of our health and safety programme.
Managing and evaluating our performance
The occupational health and safety strategy is anchored within the Board of Directors and the Executive Board. It is furthermore supported by the local managements across our global network.
We apply useful health and safety controls and drive leadership engagement both globally and locally to foster a safety culture and ensure that we continuously improve our safety performance. We are committed to reducing the risk of accidents, incidents and ill health to ensure that all DSV employees feel valued and safe in their jobs. This commitment also applies to subcontractors, customers and visitors to our locations.
We have a clear ambition to eliminate fatalities which is supported by our zero-fatality target. We are working diligently to identify and mitigate risks, and in cases of serious or fatal accidents, a specialised global team will support the local operation to conduct a thorough investigation of the accident and identify adequate responses.
As a company that provides transport and logistics solutions for dangerous goods, it is of paramount importance that the authorities and the public have full confidence in our ability to handle dangerous goods in a safe and secure manner.
In all countries where DSV operates, a dangerous goods professional is appointed to maintain a high level of knowledge and awareness among local employees of the risks associated with handling dangerous goods. Through this initiative, we ensure that all DSV employees are properly trained and capable of handling dangerous goods products in strict compliance with our Dangerous Goods Policy.
At DSV, a crisis management framework and a corresponding team have been established to ensure that we are prepared to handle potential risks and regain control in situations where considerable loss of human life, property, reputation, operations and/or finances may occur. Our crisis management framework is implemented throughout the organisation and is based on global standards and procedures. It enables us to respond to incidents and events in a determined and consistent manner and thus ensure fast recovery.
Regardless of whether an incident or crisis is minor, major or critical and whether it is due to internal or external events, we are well prepared and able to limit the impact on employee safety, production continuity and/or reputational damage
Read our global QHSE policy
Read more about our Occupational health and safety ISO certificate
Peter Munch-Hansen, Senior Director, QHSE & Pharma Compliance