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Corporate May 3, 2016 11:00 AM

thyssenkrupp celebrates the World Day for Safety and Health at Work with more than eight laps around the planet

As part of the World Day for Safety and Health at Work celebrations on April 28th, thyssenkrupp launched the “we move the world” internal campaign, which was designed to raise awareness and foster healthy habits among its employees. The initiative’s highlight was a global step count competition, in which the company awarded the three teams that covered the longest average distance over a day.

Nearly 5,000 teams were enrolled worldwide, totaling around 60,000 employees - in Brazil, the campaign mobilized more than 7,000 people. When the steps taken by all participants were added, the final distance exceeded 380,000 kilometers, enough for more than eight laps around the planet.

“There was no lack engagement by our employees in Brazil, who found some quite creative ways to account for more steps. In addition to forming walking and running groups, some of them resorted to videogames with motion sensors, scavenger hunts, football matches, and even a flash mob that brought together more than 350 people in one of our factories”, says Adilson Sigarini, Human Resources Director for thyssenkrupp in South America.

As part of the “we move the world” campaign, thyssenkrupp conducted a diagnosis of its employees, and the findings led to the development of the “Six steps for your health” booklet for providing guidance and care to ensure a healthier routine.

This was the second year that the company carried out actions geared for the World Day for Safety and Health at Work. In 2015, the activities focused on strengthening the safety procedures in all units.

About thyssenkrupp

thyssenkrupp is a diversified industrial group with extensive and traditional experience in the materials area, and constant growth in the capital goods and services area. Constantly seeking sustainable progress, the company has over 155,000 employees in around 80 countries working in the development of high technological quality products, as well as in smart processes and services for the industry. In the fiscal year 2014/2015, ThyssenKrupp recorded global sales of approximately 43 billion euros.

thyssenkrupp has been doing business in Brazil since 1837, and currently employs more than 12,000 in all of the country’s regions in the steel, automotive, energy, infrastructure, mining, cement, construction, chemical, petrochemical and defense segments. Brazil is one of the group's priorities, and it recorded revenues of R$ 9.9 billion in the fiscal year 2014/2015.