Health and safety is our top priority. Wherever we operate, we aim to provide injury-free workplaces for both our people and anyone visiting our facilities. We do this by implementing Group-wide activities to improve our safety culture, behaviours and risk reduction.
We encourage all colleagues to take personal responsibility for working safely. We look for feedback and ideas on how to improve safety. By building our safety culture around this, we've continually improved our safety performance. In 2017 we achieved our lowest recordable injury rate ever, with only 0.36 injuries per 100 people. But even one injury is too many. We want to make Smiths an even safer place to work.
We're committed to using energy and natural resources efficiently and reducing our greenhouse gas emissions. Our aim is to minimise any adverse effects our activities, products and services may have on the environment.
We monitor energy and water usage, waste generation and greenhouse gas emissions across all our sites – recording year-on-year improvements against all of our performance targets since 2010. We’ve also achieved a 40% absolute reduction in CO2 emissions across our business in the past ten years – which equates to a 50% reduction normalised to revenue.
We continue to identify opportunities for reduction across our global business.
Being ethical is about applying our Smiths values to our behaviour, actions and decisions every day. Our values are at the heart of what it means to be Smiths and underpin our ethics and compliance approach.
We're committed to upholding high ethical standards wherever we operate around the world, and are guided by our Smiths Code of Business Ethics.
We aim to contribute positively to the communities in which we operate. That involves providing employment opportunities and playing a beneficial role in local economies, as well as community involvement through charitable giving and education initiatives.
Our charitable giving is allocated to registered charities and non-profit organisations that have connections to the industries we operate in. Our contributions aim to enhance the well-being of people through improved education, health and welfare or environment.
Responsible Business ReportWe embed responsible business throughout our business, in the ways we think and operatedownload
Code of Business EthicsOur Code of Business Ethics guides our behaviours and actions, and helps guide our people when faced with difficult situations or challenging decisions.download
Supplier Code of CONDUCTWe encourage our suppliers to share our commitment to ethics and compliance and outline our expectations in our Supplier Code of Conduct.download
Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking statementWe're committed to ensuring our operations and supply chains are free of all forms of human trafficking and slavery.download
Responsible business reports and policiesWe report on our responsible business priorities annually and make our relevant HSE policies availableReports and policies