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Hartenstein, 18.09.2019

Healthy at work - zero accidents

ECKART GmbH and Berufsgenossenschaft Rohstoffe und chemische Industrie sign cooperation agreement

Hartenstein, 18.09.2019 - ECKART GmbH and the Berufsgenossenschaft Rohstoffe und chemische Industrie (BG RCI) have established a close cooperation to implement the prevention strategy "VISION ZERO. Zero accidents - healthy working". A corresponding cooperation agreement was signed in Hartenstein.

The signatories are convinced that, with the prevention strategy "VISION ZERO. Zero accidents - healthy working", all accidents and occupational diseases can ultimately be prevented if safety and health are recognised as elementary values of all people and if management, all managers and employees act in accordance with their responsibility.
The effect pigment manufacturer ECKART and the BG RCI want to use the cooperation agreement to further improve and sustainably anchor the already high level of safety and health protection.
10 points are listed in the agreement. Among other things, managers are to be qualified to implement the success factors described in the VISION ZERO guideline in their area of responsibility.
"The cooperation agreement with BG RCI is a logical step to further advance the prevention of occupational accidents and work-related health hazards in our companies," emphasized Managing Director Dr. Wolfgang Schütt, who signed the agreement for ECKART.
Jürgen Pester, Head of the Prevention Division of Division 1, was responsible for BG RCI at the Gera Prevention Centre in Berlin.


ECKART is one of the worldwide leading manufacturers of metallic effect and pearlescent pigments and metallic printing inks.
The group of companies with today globally around 1,750 employees develops, produces and distributes metallic effect and pearlescent pigments in powder, paste and pellet form and also in concentrates, dispersions and print inks. ECKART products are used in printing, coatings, plastics and lightweight concrete industries, as well as in cosmetics and personal care products. ECKART is represented in more than 70 countries as of the present day.
The company is a member of ALTANA AG. ALTANA develops and produces high quality, innovative products in the sector of specialty chemicals. Please find more information on the company and its products on our website: