At Joy Global, our commitment to environment, health and safety (EHS) is paramount. We believe that EHS is a key indicator of organizational excellence and sustainability of our business and that production, quality and EHS are among the most important goals in manufacturing. A strong EHS culture results in increased productivity, quality of equipment and services, significant employee morale and, ultimately, greater revenues.
We drive our EHS culture through strong leadership and the involvement of all our employees to ensure we will not compromise our EHS values. We are proud of our clean manufacturing facilities and our recycling initiatives and we consistently seek means to reduce waste streams and meet or exceed regulatory environmental compliance.
We strive to maximize productivity without compromising on employee safety. The implementation of a comprehensive safety and health program is an important tool for creating both a safe and profitable workplace. The benefits of maintaining a safe work environment are many, but first and foremost, safety is about protecting our workers. The practice of safety also brings financial benefits. A safe work environment impacts a company’s bottom line, both directly and indirectly. Costs associated with incidents, including lost costs, workers’ compensation claims, insurance costs and legal fees are minimized in a safe work environment. So are the indirect costs that follow incidents. Further, a safe work environment boosts employee morale, which, in turn, increases productivity, efficiency and profit margins. There are fewer staff absences, less staff turnover and an improved quality of work. Bottom line – if a company does safety effectively, it will result in fewer schedule interruptions and minimize costs.
At Joy Global and our operating companies, we are committed to providing safe work areas, machinery and equipment; to providing information, instruction, training and supervision; and to providing personal protective equipment. We are committed to creating an injury-free workplace for employees, suppliers, contractors, partners and visitors alike.