Our Drive to Zero initiative reflects our ultimate goal to achieve zero injuries worldwide. We are proud of our safety and health performance progress and have one of the lowest injury rates when compared to global chemical manufacturing organizations.
Safe and healthy working conditions are a fundamental human right and maintaining strong occupational safety and health programs at our facilities is central to our culture. We are committed to industry leadership and excellence in safety, health and environmental (SH&E) performance which is underscored by our executive-endorsed SH&E Policy. Our goal is to be among the top 10% of our industry peers for safety performance. With this top-level management commitment and support, we strive to conduct our business in a manner that minimizes negative impacts on our employees, contractors, the public and the communities in which we operate. As such, all our employees and contractors receive safety training and all our facilities are required to have a safety program that meets all applicable health and safety laws as well as Cabot standards, which often exceed local regulations.
We are continually working to reduce the number of incidents that occur by emphasizing key life safety standards such as self-assessment, lock out tag out, fall protection and confined space entry. All of our sites review compliance with these and other SH&E standards on an annual basis and implement any necessary changes through corrective action plans.
To reinforce the critical importance of safety, we host a company-wide Global Safety Day every year. This is an opportunity to celebrate achievements for excellent safety performance, discuss best practices and remind ourselves of our “Drive to Zero” program. This program challenges us to believe that all incidents are preventable, whether it is a personal safety, process safety or an environmental incident.