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Case studies


Global Business Ethics Forum

Global Business Ethics Forum

“Don’t let your ethics slip” was just one of the sessions at the regional ethics forums hosted in Brazil and China, and an International Trade Compliance Forum in Washington, DC in 2016. These forums brought together senior executives and managers from across the Group to consider the business and ethical risks of doing business in challenging business environments, with a particular focus on the individual ethical responsibility of all employees.

These events are all part of a series of interactive learning programmes addressing business and compliance issues in many of the developing or emerging markets in which we operate.

Health & safety

Creating a supportive safety culture

Creating a supportive safety culture

To reduce the risk of injury in the workplace, we promote a positive health and safety culture where employees aren’t afraid to suggest improvements.

John Crane’s facility in Stoney Creek, Canada has redesigned its racking system for raw materials and the associated procedures for handling materials. While the old system relied on a dedicated forklift to load and unload heavy materials from a cantilever storage rack and move them to the manufacturing line, the new storage system is based on rails and no longer needs a forklift to move materials, minimising the risk to employees.


engineeringU Accelerated Development Programme

engineeringU Accelerated Development Programme

John Crane set up engineeringU as a 12-month accelerated development programme in 2014 to attract, develop and retain talented engineering graduates at a time when competition for STEM talent has never been greater. Since its inauguration, the programme has not only succeeded on these terms, but is also helping to improve the business overall by bringing fresh thinking to projects at an early stage.

The programme combines engineering and leadership development, through interactive workshops, coaching, self‑study and business projects – giving graduates both the technical ability and confidence to move into permanent roles.


Giving back to the community

Giving back to the community

Flex-Tek’s Tutco facility in Cookeville, Tennessee has created a strong culture of giving back to the community, hosting a different activity every year to support local engagement. From renovating a playground at a shelter for abused women, to hosting a carnival for children with special needs, Tutco is constantly searching for a new cause or need in the community.

Tutco General Manager Dane Owen said: “This year we all enjoyed a day replanting the garden at a local nursing home. It was such a pleasure to meet all the staff and we had a great time organising social activities for the residents.”

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