Health & safety

Focus on our employees

Health, safety and the wellbeing of our employees are paramount to us. Healthy employees strengthen our ability to compete in the global market and our performance for the benefit of our customers. Therefore, we continuously strive to improve occupational health and safety conditions for all our workers and employees.  


Corporate social responsibility policy

Highest standards for our employees

For us it is obvious to offer our employees the highest standards in terms of health and safety for their work environment. Jungbunzlauer does not tolerate and strictly rejects child labour and slavery, discrimination due to gender, religion and race as well as corruption and bribery. These values as well as general health and safety conditions and further legal and ethical commitments are incorporated in our corporate social responsibility policy. 

All Jungbunzlauer production sites and offices adhere to a high standard of social responsibility. Jungbunzlauer provides a safe, healthy and hygienic working environment and takes effective steps to prevent accidents and injury to employees by setting clear and binding standards which are controlled by regular inspections. Furthermore, internal safety audits are performed on a regular basis and results as well as corrective actions are published in a quarterly report on our intranet. We have implemented various initiatives to continuously improve working conditions.

Topics in our corporate social responsibility policy:

Workplace

  • Residence and Work Permits
  • Employment Contracts
  • Responsibility to Employees
  • Health and Safety Conditions

Business Practices

  • Conflict of Interest
  • Bribery and Corruption
  • Facilitation Payments
  • Gifts and Entertainment
  • Competition and Antitrust
  • Money Laundering
  • Market Intelligence
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Government Relations
  • Reporting Violations    

Did you know?

Our first production site in Pernhofen received its first Responsible Care® certification in 1997. The certification has been continuously maintained since then.


Sharing our performance with customers and suppliers

Global supply chains  

One of these measures is our collaboration of all our production plants at the platform SEDEX (Supplier Ethical Data Exchange), a non-profit organisation dedicated to driving improvements in responsible and ethical business practices in global supply chains. Jungbunzlauer joined the platform in 2010 and shares its information and audit reports since then with business partners who are members on SEDEX as well. 

As a second initiative, we adhere to a Responsible Care® program. This internationally recognised program considers environmental as well as health and safety measures. We publish an annually updated report which informs about the current environmental performance of a company.

Jungbunzlauer’s Management Committee has issued a health, safety and environment policy, which aims at reducing health and safety risks for our employees to the minimum. Risk analyses are performed and plants, processes and projects are regularly assessed. The risk analyses are generally conducted based on our ISO certifications. A Responsible Care® report is issued each year accordingly to document the current environmentally relevant situation of the production plants and to initiate effective improvement and reduction measures.

A healthier and safer working environment does not always have to be achieved through major investments or changes. Even small changes can have a major impact. Examples are additional markings or railings in the production or employee trainings. This is the principle of Kaizen, which means continuous improvement. We established a Kaizen approach in our production sites to have an effective and easy tool for the whole workforce in place. All employees are invited to submit suggestions for improvement and ideas for their own workplace in order to facilitate their work. By implementing small changes, we want to reduce risks and hazards.


“Safety first”

"Safety first" is a fundamental maxim that must be observed by each and every employee.   

Our ambition is to strive for zero accidents within our company. High safety standards are what we also want to be known for. It represents a direct link both to our strategy, our value proposition to our customers and our company values.

Our values underline how important it is to take responsibility (We take responsibility), i.e. that every employee has a responsibility for himself and the company, but also what responsibility the company has for its employees. This especially concerns occupational health and safety and working conditions. This is linked to our strategy. For us, this means offering the best products, the best services and the most professional support to our customers, always and everywhere. To do so, we need to provide the best and safe working conditions to our employees. A system has been established to detect, avoid or respond to potential threats to the health and safety of personnel.

Occupational safety is achieved through correct behaviour and attitude. Therefore, we attach great importance not only to safety training but also to motivating our employees and informing them about safety-related topics. Safety initiatives implemented by means of safety inspections or employee engagement are published internally. Training in health and safety in accordance with Responsible Care is regularly delivered in all production plants. 

Safety is a collective responsibility so we must engage at all levels on this issue in order to improve and never lose focus on this important topic. Corrective actions such as new or extended railings and handles to prevent tripping and falling, insulation of hot surfaces to prevent injuries, better marking of hazard points, training for safe loading, emergency and first aid exercises etc., are immediately implemented and goals to reduce accidents are set. With these measures lost time incidents should be prevented. For every incident, the appropriate preventative measure is implemented in order to prevent such an incident in the future.  Jungbunzlauer records all injuries, which result in lost time at all sites. From 2013 to 2019, we managed to reduce our LTI rate by 74%.

Did you know?

In order to improve our organisation during maintenance work, and more specifically the procedures related to consignment, we have created a steering committee in 2018 on this topic.

The first results of this group were the implementation of a specific procedure for the replacement of pumps, valves and instrumentation.

LTI rate per million work hours

Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate per million hours worked – reduced by 74% over the past years (2013-2019).

Sustainability in our supply chain

Jungbunzlauer is committed to rigorous quality standards, as we guarantee the excellence and sustainability of our products to our clients. As a result, sustainably procured high-quality raw materials are essential for the production of our ingredients. Control measures for the safety of food as well as a traceability system are in place. Our suppliers are evaluated for reliability, service, quality and compliance with specifications and social criteria. Supplier performance measurement is based on data from incoming goods inspection, in process control, data analysis where available, and complaint statistics and feedback from the quality department. The process of selecting a new supplier starts with gathering specifications and other necessary documents, followed by sample qualification and supply of samples, quality agreements, and audits when necessary. First deliveries are thoroughly checked.

All relevant suppliers have undergone a social compliance check in the form of a questionnaire before they are added to our supplier list. The supplier evaluation is depending on the products purchased, the purchase volume and the country, where the products are supplied from.

Back integration of our raw material production (glucose syrup) makes our supply chain more sustainable by reducing transportation and minimising energy use for production, which increases the proximity to our raw material suppliers. Direct sourcing and contracts with regional farmers also enhance transparency regarding product quality.

Apart from that by-products from our production processes are in general used in construction, agriculture or feed industry, as well as for biogas manufacturing which makes our production very sustainable.