Health and Safety
ADM is committed to providing a safe working environment for all of our employees and contractors. Protecting people and the environment is part of everything we do and every decision we make. For the last several years, we have been on a journey to zero injuries – building a safety culture so everyone will go home safely to their families and the things that are most important to them.
In 2015, we continued to make significant progress in achieving our goal of zero. More ADM colleagues went home safe than ever before as we achieved a 19 percent reduction in our lost workday incident rate and an 18 percent reduction in our total recordable incident rate compared to 2014. Since 2013, those incident rates have improved by 22 percent and 32 percent, respectively. Additionally, 76 percent of our locations successfully completed the year with no recordable injuries, and 94.1 percent had no lost workdays.
Since 2013, ADM has incorporated leading indicators as part of our regular safety metrics to improve safety management, including a focus on serious and potentially serious events. Our Behavioral Safety process encourages safe behavior in the work place through positive feedback, improving colleagues’ communication and involvement in the safety process, as well as their hazard recognition abilities. Each year, ADM celebrates Global Safety and Health Week to reinforce the commitment to achieve safety excellence by encouraging employees to become engaged and take responsibility for their own safety and the safety of their colleagues. Throughout the week, colleagues and contractors in ADM locations around the globe focus on health and safety improvement strategies, celebrate successes, and renew their commitment to zero incidents, zero injuries.