Making Zero Harm Measurable

Koppers Safety, Health and Environmental Policy

Zero Harm is the logical extension of the Koppers Safety, Health and Environmental policy, the standards establishing a foundation of requirements and expectations. Zero Harm takes those minimal standards and works to deepen them among all elements of the company's decision-making and actions, elevating our performance from compliance to commitment.

The Koppers SHE Policy calls for:

  • Compliance with all applicable safety, health, environmental and security laws, regulations and other requirements to which Koppers subscribes.
  • Pollution prevention in order to preserve the environment for the health, productivity and enjoyment of future generations.
  • Protection of people through the management of product, process and other safety risks.
  • Continuous improvement of safety, health, environmental and security systems and performance.
  • Communication regarding business operations and potential risks, both internally and externally, to promote openness with stakeholders.
Safety Statistics (aggregate, all regions) 2015 2014 2013 2012
Days Away Case Rate 1.21 0.76 0.90 0.72
DART Rate 1.90 2.03 1.69 1.66
Total Recordable Rate 3.45 3.91 3.71 3.99
Fatalities 0 0 0* 0
  • *There was one contractor fatality (non-Koppers employee) in Europe in 2013.