Henkel Sustainability Report 2010


Operational IncidentMeasures Initiated
In 2009, no serious occupational incidents occurred at any of the Henkel sites. We recorded three relatively minor incidents. In two cases, small amounts of wastewater or emissions with potentially adverse effects were released. In one case, our safety precautions turned out to be insufficient.

At our site in Hino, Japan, wastewater from an overflown tank spilled into a nearby ditch. The affected areas were cleaned up immediately.

At Ballyfermot, Ireland, four kilograms of gas from adhesives production were emitted during cylinder changeover. In line with the existing emergency procedures we ensured that our employees were appropriately evacuated and that neighbors were informed of the incident.

After a fire incident within our production facility at St. Louis, Missouri, USA, four workers were injured during the subsequent clean-up work.
All incidents were reported to the local authorities and thoroughlyinvestigated. Final safety analyses confirmed that no lasting adverseenvironmental impacts occurred. A list of preventive actions was drawn.