Take Care – Take away Hazards – Think Twice

Every year the world has an official “World Day for Safety and Health at Work”. The annual World Day for Safety and Health at Work was April 28th., 2021.

The World Day for Safety and Health at Work promotes the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases globally. All workers globally are responsible for working safely and for protecting ourselves and not to endanger others, to know the rights and to participate in the implementation of preventive measures.

In Jupiter Bach safety is our number one priority and the way we do business

Lone Stubberup, Global Director BPM & QHSE explains: Safety needs to be a habit not an act. To have safe workplaces requires effort from every single one of us every single day. We have in Jupiter Bach come a long way the past years and done many improvements around our sites. If all of us use our safety behavior guidance: Think twice, take care and take away hazards in our daily operation we are on a good track in making safety a habit.
Our 3 safety behavior guiding principles (Take Care, Take Away Hazards & Think Twice) were implemented during 2020 where we also upgraded our Health & Safety certification from an old standard to the new ISO45001. In 2021 the highest focus is to get injuries further down by making safety a habit for all of us. It is crucial for Jupiter Bach that all of us are safe. Please help us continue this journey towards achieving our zero-injury ambition.

One single safety topic has been overshadowing everything else the last 12 months, namely the break out of the Corona pandemic. Also, in Jupiter Bach we have had to deal with the epidemic and create a “new normal” at all sites globally. Lars Rytter, COO: Except for closing a few weeks in some our factories due to either local governmental Covid-19 related measures or supply chain disruptions we’ve through global and local procedures been able to deliver to our objectives. Even more positive is that we globally have had very few employees out of work due to Covid-19 and I would like to thank all for their efforts and contribution in making this happen.

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We have committed to set ambitious long term carbon reductions targets

We at Jupiter Bach are devoted to wind and we are both proud of and dedicated to work in an industry that helps combat climate changes eventually making the world a green and better place.

It is therefore with pride we now announce that Jupiter Bach has decided to set ambitious long term carbon reduction targets by committing to “Science-Based targets” with external verification via the Science Based Target initiative https://sciencebasedtargets.org/

Targets are considered “science-based” if they are in line with what the latest climate science deems necessary to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement https://unfccc.int/process-and-meetings/the-paris-agreement/the-paris-agreement limiting global warming to well-below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and pursuing efforts to limit warming to 1.5°C.

Science Based Target initiative, SBTi

SBTi is a partnership between CDP, the United Nations Global Compact, World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and lead the way to a low carbon future.

Science-based targets show companies how much and how quickly they need to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to prevent the worst effects of climate change. The SBTi provides companies with a clearly-defined path to reduce emissions in line with the Paris Agreement goals.

Next step

At the moment we have a clear overview of our direct carbon emissions as well as emissions from purchased energy and selected indirect emissions e.g. transportation. The next step is to complete our carbon inventory with indirect emissions such as raw materials, waste, travels etc.

When we have established the full carbon inventory, we will have the background to set long term 2030 reduction targets in line with the SBTi. Our ambitions is to have the full inventory ready medio 2021 and the long term target set and verified by the end of 2021.

Our new assembly site in Ringkoebing, Denmark is now operational

Our new assembly site in Ringkoebing is now operational for deliveries to Vestas in Ringkoebing

 

The assembly jig, lifting equipment and tooling has been installed, and a gate to enable access/exit of the items being assembled.

Our team has started to deliver nacelle panels Just In Time for the Vestas assembly line less than 1 km down the road. JIT means in reality, that we are requested to deliver panels 2-4 hours before they are actually needed on the assembly line, more or less 24 hours a day on special designed transport jigs.

To enable this, tight planning is needed, close cooperation with Vestas as well as a good logistic flow from our plant in Lithuania. It’s a huge challenge delivering JIT for Jupiter Bach, but we are convinced our setup and dedicated team are able to fulfill and maintain a satisfied customer.
The panels assembled, re-packed and delivered in special configurations in Ringkoebing will be used for Vestas new turbine in the Enventus family.

Read more about our Manufacturing capabilities here

 

 

 

We have reached 2000+ followers on LinkedIn

We have reached a milestone and can now count 2000 followers. A big thank you to everyone for ‘following’, ‘liking’, ‘sharing’ and ‘commenting’ on our content. We are very grateful for your support – thank you!

Reasons to follow us on LinkedIn

  • Learn more about our contribution to the Wind Industry and our core competences
  • Get the latest news about our worldwide production sites and methods
  • Be among the first to see our vacancies worldwide

Why is the brand awareness important?

Improved awareness makes us stay top of mind of existing relations. It also makes us more visible to future relations. This way, it helps generating future business. We have many different stakeholders we try to reach. Customers, suppliers, future employees, colleagues, industries and authorities just to mention a few.

Not a follower yet?

If you do not follow Jupiter Bach already on LinkedIn, click this link https://www.linkedin.com/company/jupiterbach and then click the blue “+Follow” button.

The Jupiter Bach Team wishes you all a Happy New Year!

Safety first at Jupiter Bach Pensacola

At Jupiter Bach the safety mantra is think twice, take care, and take away hazards. This is critical in today’s manufacturing business to stay safe as parts become larger and processes faster. We would like to acknowledge the staff at Jupiter Bach Pensacola for taking care of each other as the job of safety doesn’t stop at oneself, but at team.

Read more about our QHSE policy here

Jupiter Bach Dezhou achieves “Leading Enterprise” award as the only in our industry

In August 2020, the team in Dezhou launched a project to apply for “Leading Enterprise” in the GRP (Glass-fiber Reinforced Plastics) industry in Shandong Province, the home province of Jupiter Bachs Chinese operations.

 

As the environmental focus increases in China, more and more restrictions are enforced including limitations on transportation, production discharging dust, any kind of non-environmentally friendly emission or high consumption of electricity. These limitations are enforced during ‘bad weather days’ where the AQI (Air Quality Index) is high – this occurs during the winter season when lots of energy is used in the central heating system. These limitations impact stable production across industries.

Through months of preparation, teamwork both internally and with relevant external parties, the Dezhou site was awarded “Leading Enterprise” at the end of October, as the first company within the GRP industry.

There are favorite policies around “Leading Enterprises” which means, that e.g. during bad weather days, there will be very limited impact on production, ensuring stable operation and timely deliveries to our customers and with a clear conscience that our environmental impact is minimal. Looking at the previous two years, the Dezhou site had been impacted by limitations for a not insignificant number of days.

Among the initiatives implemented is an online emission system, which constantly reads emission level in our chimneys and a camera system that detects all vehicles trying to enter our premises. The system will only give access to vehicles which have the required environmental approvals and thereby enforce that e.g. suppliers and forwarders picking up finished goods, cannot enter if they chose to use unauthorized and polluting trucks.

So far 43 companies across 39 industries have been awarded ‘Leading Enterprise’ in Shandong province, and Jupiter Bach Dezhou is the only one within our industry.

This is another milestone and achievement for the Dezhou team in putting sustainability higher on the agenda. Jupiter Bach Dezhou was praised by Shandong EPA (Environment Protection Agency) for our RCO (Regenerative Catalytic Oxidization) emission technology, professional staff, and good overall management for “environment protection”. Following the award General Manager at our Jupiter Bach Dezhou site Martin W. Papsoe stated: “on behalf on the entire team I’m very happy and proud to see us being awarded as this supports our strategy in improving our environmental footprint in Dezhou as well as providing us with more operational flexibility during bad weather days”.

Read more about our SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) Strategy here

 

Jupiter Bach is going live with Electronic Inspection Plan at all factories

We Innovate and We Care – Improvement of Quality, Efficiency and Resource consumption

A software system where all inspection plans are documented directly via iPads at the shop floor will give Jupiter Bach remarkable benefits when it comes to quality, but also efficiency and a better environment with reduced paper, print ink etc.

The feedback from the quality inspectors is good, they find the tool easy to use and very simple.

Some of the benefits they see in daily operation are:
• Poka-yokes (“mistake-proofing”) introduced in the system is preventing us from making human mistakes and guiding us towards full compliance with customer specifications and procedures.
• Evidences collection and sharing is helping to avoid personal appreciations when it comes to defect categorization.
• Involvement from other departments is improved as they might be responsible for resolving conditional approvals (Engineering Dept).
• Full transparency of the inspection process.

Read more about now We Care here

 

We Care!

Jupiter Bach is devoted to wind and our corporate spirit is: We care. We believe that sustainable development is a prerequisite for our business success.

Right now climate change is one of the world biggest challenges. Challenges that call for urgent actions in order to achieve the significant reduction in CO2 emission which is needed to stop the climate changes.

Renewable energy and wind play a significant role in moving away from fossil fuels and towards a more sustainable future. Jupiter Bach is a part of the solution.
The climate changes is a very important part of the term “sustainability”, however, sustainability is so much more. Jupiter Bach supports the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and has selected the 5 goals in which our systematic contribution enables us to create the greatest benefit and to demonstrate our commitment, we are a signatory of the UN Global Compact.

Our sustainability strategy is centered on the 5 selected SDG’s and the 10 principles of the Global Compact and is based on 4 pillars: Valuing people, Promoting clean energy, Minimizing footprint and Advocating anti-corruption. Within each of the 4 pillars we track performance and set targets for improvements.

We are proud to share our very first sustainability report for 2019 and I hope you will enjoy the reading:

https://jupiterbach.com/sustainability/sdg-strategy/

Statement by Executive Management Team

Climate change has gained increasing momentum and relevance in recent years. Renewable energy and wind play a significant role in moving away from fossil fuels and toward a more sustainable future.

We at Jupiter Bach are devoted to wind and we are both proud of and dedicated to work in an industry that helps combat climate change, eventually making the world a greener and better place.

Minimizing footprint

Both the products we make and our core values reflect this intent, and we are on a journey to continuously support global compact goals and related initiatives with specific actions and changes in behavior. To mention one, our commitment to sustainability in 2020 includes a switch to green electricity across our manufacturing plants and a 60% reduction in CO2 emissions. Going forward, we will gradually set the bar higher.

Learn more about our SDG strategy

Our success builds on people

The core company values at Jupiter are, “We care, We deliver and We innovate”. The foundation supporting all three values is our global employees who play a crucial role in our sustainable road map. As an employer it’s of paramount importance that we’re able to attract and retain talents in today’s competitive work environment and this requires full focus across our group.

In Executive Management we’re committed to investing into further developing our employees and investing in work environment at our sites to make sure that working conditions are continuously improving.

Learn more about how we value our people

Continued commitment to UN Global Compact and the SDGs

UN Global Compact, its 10 Principles and UNs Sustainable Development Goals (the SDGs) are fundamental to our sustainability strategy. Jupiter Bach has been signatory to UN Global Compact since 2019 and with this report we in the Executive Management Team reconfirm our commitment.

We actively engage our employees, work with our owners, customers, suppliers and partners to ensure the necessary focus, effort and results. A big thank you to everyone involved in making this happen.

Sincerely – the Jupiter Bach Executive Management Team

Read our Sustainability report

Safety first – it’s all about behavior

The safety and well-being of our employees is our highest priority. At Jupiter Bach safety always comes first and Jupiter Bach has a goal of making safe behavior a habit, not an act.

To support this goal and to promote safe behavior we are implementing 3 simple behavior rules:

“The safety and well-being of our employees is our highest priority at Jupiter Bach, and in our common journey towards a zero-based accident culture I’m convinced that the new safety statements will be a tremendous support of that ambition ” says Lars Rytter, COO.

Think twice:
Take a moment up front to ensure that your behavior and actions are safe. If not safe, rethink a safe solution. Never perform unsafe actions. If you cannot see a safe way, raise the issue to your supervisor or your health and safety lead.

Take care:
Always take care of yourself, your colleagues and others around you. Make sure that your behavior and actions are safe for yourself and for everybody around you. “Taking care” gives you the right and the duty to respond and interfere when you see unsafe situations regardless if it’s caused by a colleague, a visitor, a manager or our CEO

Take away hazards:
Be proactive and remove any hazards you see to avoid unsafe situations. Injuries will always have a reason – it’s never bad luck. The reason might be a physical hazard, or a hazard caused by unsafe behaviors. To reduce the risk of injuries we urge you to be proactive and remove any hazards you observe

 

“If we all follow these simple rules, we have come a long way in our strive for a safe culture with zero accidents and workplaces where nobody gets hurt. This concerns all of us” Lone Stubberup states.

Stay safe

Lone Stubberup
Global Director, BPM & QHSE

Read more about QHSE at Jupiter Bach here