Environment, Health and Safety (EHS)
EHS is the number one priority for Constellium – we want every employee, visitor and contractor to return home safely every day. Using EHS FIRST, our comprehensive and integrated EHS management system, has improved our safety record in recent years, yet we can – and must – do better.
Putting EHS first
Constellium’s vision is to be best-in-class in EHS (Environment, Health and Safety) across all operations and business activities. EHS FIRST is a combination of management system and mindset that empowers us to place EHS at the heart of our management, decision‑making and industrial processes.
A commitment from everyone
The system helps us forge a strong EHS culture and proactive mindset, focused on constantly improving our EHS awareness, skills, leadership and results. It applies to all activities, including operations, research facilities, warehouses and office locations. Furthermore, it represents a personal commitment by all of us to be accountable for ensuring the safety of ourselves, our co-workers, contractors and visitors.
Health and safety
Health and Safety are our first and foremost responsibility. A great deal has been achieved in terms of safety since the Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) program – EHS FIRST - was introduced more than 10 years ago. While much has been achieved, we continuously strive for improvements. Our Recordable Case Rate1 remained largely unchanged at 2.8. This rate has reduced over the last decade, from 13 in 2004, largely through the introduction of best practice measures. Achieving a further reduction is a key challenge, but it is one we face with resolve and commitment. All our plants use a structured problem-solving methodology to identify the root cause of safety or environmental incidents under an EHS directive.
Safety at Constellium plants is not just a matter for the company’s employees. It also needs to be a priority for the many subcontractors who work at its facilities and who are included in the safety process.
We continue to develop new processes and modify existing ones to improve our safety performance.
Please click on the links below to download our Constellium EHS FIRST policy:
In 2013, the aluminium industry has been integrated into the European Union (EU) Emission Allowance Trading System. The EU’s ambitious emission reduction plan will take effect in 2020. These regulations present an opportunity for Constellium to continue creating new technology and innovative processes that prevent and minimize adverse environmental impact including waste, emissions and discharges. We look forward to helping our customers do likewise.
Constellium operates within the European Union’s Regulation for Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) framework. REACH is implemented in a coordinated effort across the company, also involving customers and suppliers.
EHS FIRST requires that all sites owned at least 50% by Constellium are certified according to ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001.
Constellium is making good progress delivering on our commitment to sustainability. Along with our rapid growth, we are working hard to shape the future of a responsible and sustainable aluminium industry. Read more about our sustainability approach and actions here.
A French governement decree - Décret n° 2011-829 du 11 juillet 2011 relatif au bilan des émissions de gaz à effet de serre et au plan climat-énergie territorial - asks French legal entities above 500 employees to calculate and publish a Bilan Carbone of their Green House Gaz emissions. Constellium France is concernend with its two sites in Issoire and Neuf-Brisach and has calculated its CO2 emission for 2011. To know more, we invite you to download the document below.