International Health and Safety Week
Bekaert has a long tradition of organizing a Health & Safety Day worldwide every year in September. In 2014, Bekaert extended the duration of this event to a full week, giving all employees the opportunity to participate. The central theme for this year’s edition was “Bekaert on the move for health & safety”. The safety component focused on internal and external transportation and on handling equipment with moving parts. For the health part, a vitality challenge was set: the objective was to reach 80 000 km by moving together in a healthy way. With the active participation of all teams worldwide, the teller eventually reached 130 220 km. The vitality challenge set the tone for continued vitality activities throughout our entities.
By organizing the International Health and Safety Week each year, Bekaert’s top management and all management teams reconfirm that the safety and health of all Bekaert employees around the world is, and remains, one of the company’s main priorities.