Interview with Volker Brockhagen, Group EHS Director | Constellium
Constellium is a dynamic, industrial workplace and the safety of our 13,000 employees is a top priority - we call this approach EHS FIRST.
As part of our team of environment, health, and safety experts, you will work with line management to mitigate risk and improve conditions in our work sites and offices, at local and corporate levels. You will have a measurable impact on the health and safety of our employees, in an industry dedicated to a product with superior environmental properties. Come play a critical role in a company that values your insights and initiatives, while acquiring new EHS skills from a recognized leader in safety performance.
What do you like most about working for Constellium?
At Constellium, we work together as a team and we take care of one another. This care and respect is what makes a company successful and a great place to be. Because respect for people is our top priority, Health and Safety, as well as Environmental Protection, are extremely important values in our company.
What inspires you about working in EHS?
All our products are made by machines: furnaces, rolling mills, extrusion presses, drilling and bending machines, robots, just to mention a few. And all our equipment and processes are subject to permanent change. In such a dynamic industrial environment, reaching EHS excellence is never easy, but also never boring. And you know that every day, what you do can make a huge difference.
What skills or past experiences do you think helped you become who you are at Constellium?
I have been working in EHS for 25 years. During these years I worked as an investigator in several cases of serious and even fatal accidents. These experiences are dramatic events, but I think they helped me to really understand why EHS needs to be first, and why “good” in EHS is never “good enough” unless we have reached zero incidents.