One of the ways that we recognize and reward good safety performance is though our Corporate Safety Awards and Certificates.
Corporate Safety Awards
The Award scheme recognizes manufacturing sites and associated operations that reach a calendar year or more without an IRLTA. Each site achieving one, three or five years without an incident are presented with a corresponding plaque and donation to a charity of their choice.
A US$1,000 donation to charity is awarded with a Bronze plaque and US$3,000 for each Silver plaque. The total donations for 2017 amounted to US$7,000. Each receiving site nominated a charity to receive their donation:
- High Point, US, chose local charity United Way of Greater High Point, who provide resources and develop partnerships to promote and improve education, financial stability and health for those living locally.
- Pleasanton, US, selected the Boot Campaign, a national organization providing life-improving programs to veterans and military families across the US
- Barcelona, Spain, nominated Tots Som Santboians, a local association who support mentally disabled people of all ages
In addition, the following manufacturing sites successfully completed a fourth year without an IRLTA and remain on course for a Gold Award at the end of 2018: Chatsworth, US; Ellesmere Port, UK; Herne, Germany; Salisbury, US; and Vernon, France. Oklahoma City, US, completed their second year and remain on course for a Silver Award in 2018.
Corporate Safety Certificates
Our Corporate Safety Certificate program recognizes key milestones of employee hours worked without an IRLTA. In 2017, the following sites received safety certificates: