A precondition for chemical risk management is the existence of sufficient information on the properties of the chemicals and the conditions in which they are used in the company.
Therefore, VKG implements, harmonises and improves the accounting and reporting of hazardous chemicals at the group level. The group’s priorities in this area are cooperation between its subsidiaries, synergy and mutual learning. Preparatory work to harmonise accounting and reporting were launched earlier, but the first real and comparable results were achieved in 2013.
The system has been improved since, and our chemical accounting is now done with a systematic database of chemicals used in the company. Accounting shows where additional data collection is needed and which positions handle dangerous chemicals; this provides information for estimating risks, implementing risk reduction checks in the workplace and environmental pollution checks.