An effective company-wide HSE organizational structure is the basis for responsible corporate management. Motivated and qualified staff help to implement such a structure throughout the company.
The Management Board of PAUL HARTMANN AG has overall responsibility for environmental and safety issues in the HARTMANN GROUP. The Management Board determines the policy of the HSE organization and defines the objectives and minimum requirements. Corporate HSE Management acts in a supervisory and advisory capacity here. In addition, it develops environmental and safety requirements, training programs as well as workshops and seminars. It also supports the sites in identifying and evaluating legal requirements in the HSE section and in developing and implementing resource-saving measures.
At national, regional and local level, HSE responsibility is delegated from senior management to the managing director, operations manager or logistics manager at the respective site. Local management is responsible for implementing HSE policies and for building a local HSE organization. This also includes establishing an emergency organization as well as assigning safety, environmental and fire protection specialists.
The actual number of persons to be assigned to the HSE section is based on the minimum requirements of the HARTMANN GROUP or on the local legal requirements and other factors such as the number of employees, shifts, buildings and floors as well as site-specific risk potential.
An environmental specialist is appointed and then appropriately qualified to ensure local implementation of environmental management at each production site of the HARTMANN GROUP. The employees perform these tasks in addition to their normal daily duties and coordinate, monitor and advise on environmental protection, emission reductions, water quality, waste management and hazardous products directly at the sites. The environmental specialists’ tasks include development of local environmental management, organization of environmental protection training as well as activities in the development and implementation of environmentally-friendly processes and products. The environmental specialist has broad reporting responsibilities, the right to participate in decisions and assists the executive, operations or warehouse management in an advisory capacity.