Today Vallourec rallies its staff to focus on safety, the top priority of the Group.
On Safety Day, staff at all Vallourec sites around the world gather together to devote their time to safety issues and share experience and best practices. Workshops are organized to raise awareness of professional and household risks, and a Safety Award is attributed to the unit who has performed best. As in previous years, members of the Operational Committee are present alongside the teams and show support for this major Group event.
At the end of 2013, with the continuous implementation of the CAPTEN+ Safe action plan, which endeavors to place Vallourec among the best businesses in the world regarding safety, once again the Group reached its goals for reducing accidents, with or without lost time. Since 2008, the number of workplace accidents has fallen by 83%.
Safety is part of the Group's overall social responsibility policy, compliant with its Sustainable Development charter. It is one of the Group's fundamental values and is always given absolute priority.