Going Above and
Beyond for Safety
In addition to rewarding injury-free operations, we present our annual CEO Safety Excellence Award to one manufacturing site and one sales or service site that has achieved exemplary safety results over the past year and continually seeks to improve safety in its operations. We evaluate sites on quantitative measures, such as risk reduction index score and injury frequency, and qualitative measures such as level of management engagement in safety at the site. Then, applications are scored by a third party and judged by a panel of senior leaders at Xylem.
This year, CEO Safety Excellence Awards were presented to our manufacturing facility in Shenyang, China (part of the Emerging Markets Commercial Team), and our dewatering sales and service center in Lansing, Illinois. In Shenyang, leaders integrated EHS considerations throughout the site, including adding EHS reviews into the production process. At the Lansing site, teams hold shop safety stand-downs to discuss employee and non-employee incidents and near misses that have occurred on job sites. The best practices established at these sites set a powerful example for our teams worldwide.