We have drawn up detailed contingency plans for all our production locations in order to be able to resolve any incidents quickly and effectively. Teamwork with the local authorities and emergency services obviously plays an important role in this respect.
We regularly drill with external organisations to go through and where necessary streamline our contingency plans. In large-scale emergency response simulations, local and regional contingency plans are put into effect in the same way that they would be in a real disaster. Sometimes, the press is invited to follow a simulation in real-time from a safe location designated in advance. The simulations are useful for all the parties involved and frequently lead to new insights and ways to improve contingency plans.