Does occupational health & safety matter?

Together with GFK Eurisko we investigated the approach to occupational health & safety adopted by companies in different sectors in Europe, North America, South America and Asia. The survey, that was conducted in October 2013, explored the way occupational H&S is managed, the main risk areas and the main initiatives implemented in different world areas and sectors by our customers.

Some key findings

  • More than 90 % of companies confirmed that occupational health & safety is part of the corporate strategy.
  • The highest commitment comes from the mining and quarrying sector with 98 %.
  • Compliance with laws and regulations as well as internal policies are the main drivers.
  • 57 % states that the benefits from occupational health and safety measures surpass costs.


Managing H&S at work is nowadays part of the corporate strategy of big and small companies. Professionals all over the world expect a reduction in all kinds of operational hazards for the future. The focus on H&S at work will be high in the coming years. You can download the full report below.

More information

  Does Occupational Health & Safety matter?

Does Occupational Health & Safety matter?

Download report



See the facts and figures from the survey


Executive summary


The ViewPoint portal

Sign in to the ViewPoint community to get more insight and meet industry peers.

¿Eres cliente de DNV y quieres formar parte de la comunidad ViewPoint?

Únete a nosotros