Occupational Safety & Health Protection:
Our long-term corporate success is the result of the performance and motivation of our employees, which is why their health and well-being are particularly important to us. The demographic development and legal framework conditions to work longer have brought the health aspect even more to the fore. The health and safety of our employees is a top priority at AIXTRON. Health is a high priority, both during the work process and when our employees take their well-deserved retirement at the end of their working lives.
Prevention is the core element of our occupational safety concept. Our ambition is to create a safe working environment that prevents occupational accidents. This concept ensures that all necessary measures that could endanger our employees are taken, thus minimizing possible risks so that all employees find themselves in a safe working environment.
We regularly inform our employees about workplace-specific issues and operational circumstances. Through extensive preventive measures, we create a safe working environment that minimizes occupational accidents.
In addition to the technical and organizational protective measures, our employees at our production sites in Herzogenrath and Cambridge must wear workplace-specific personal protective equipment if required.
The workplace-related accident figures are recorded and evaluated in accordance with the GRI requirements as part of our internal data collection on the basis of the standardized Lost Injury Rate (LIR) and Lost Day Rate (LDR). This takes into account all work-related accidents that have caused more than one day of absence. Accidents in the workplace and their causes are analysed in detail in order to initiate and implement any necessary improvement measures.
Not only the support of our employees in the event of illness and during reintegration, but also preventive health care and the prevention of illness is an important aspect of health protection for our employees. At our production sites in Germany and the United Kingdom, we support targeted measures to promote employee health. These include, for example, preventive health measures offered on a regular basis or supported by the company, as well as various sports activities. Regular occupational medical examinations by our company doctor are mandatory for all employees.