Volkswagen Salzgitter plant awarded 2005 Occupational Safety Trophy
Jung said: “Our employees can only develop their full creativity and potential in an environment they perceive as safe. That is why Volkswagen sets great store by occupational safety. It is an essential element of our corporate policy.”
Riffel added that occupational safety today called for a holistic approach. Technical measures and accident analysis alone were no longer sufficient. “The only employees who can produce the performance needed in ever-tougher international competition are those who work under healthy employment conditions in a safe and hygienic environment.”
Plant Manager Manfred Mazen accepted the trophy for Salzgitter. The plant produced outstanding results in the occupational safety audit. A special feature at the Salzgitter plant is the exemplary manner in which occupational safety is integrated in daily work at all organizational levels.
The component production business unit in Martin, Slovakia, was awarded the trophy for the best organizational unit of Volkswagen AG. Jung presented the trophy to the head of component production in Martin, Kersten Gaudlitz, and the Chairman of Volkswagen Slovakia, Thomas Schmall. Component production achieved the best audit results of all organizational units participating in the competition. The plastics technology unit at the Brunswick plant came second, and quality assurance at the Kassel plant was ranked third. Both units were presented with a certificate honoring their achievements.