Underscoring our firm commitment to safety, we are pleased to be included on the 2017 America’s Safest Companies List presented by EHS Today magazine. As a three-time honoree, we were one of 13 companies recognized for providing a safe working environment for thousands of employees. In addition, Milliken became the first-ever company named to the America’s Safest Companies Hall of Fame.
America’s Safest Companies, created in 2002, is a corporate award honoring the safest companies in the United States. Since 2002, more than 225 companies with clearly demonstrated commitment to employee safety and health, environment management, and risk control have been included on the list published by EHS Today.
“The safety and health of all Milliken associates are of primary, foundational importance to our company,” shares J. Harold Chandler, CEO, President and Chairman of the Board of Milliken & Company. “To be named among America’s Safest Companies upholds Milliken’s legacy of safety and honors the ongoing commitment of our associates to create a safe working environment.”
Among the various elements considered when creating the America’s Safest Companies list, EHS Today looks for transformational environmental, health and safety leadership across the board. Companies on this list are recognized for their innovative solutions to safety challenges, significantly lower injury and illness rates than industry averages, comprehensive training programs, top-notch internal and external communications speaking to the value of safety, and a commitment to incident prevention.
Milliken devotes resources to train our associates to perform their jobs safely, to ensure equipment can be operated in a safe manner, to eliminate workplace hazards, and to comply with applicable safety and health laws and regulations. Our unwavering emphasis on safety has resulted in achieving one of the lowest total incident and injury rates of North American manufacturers, as well as becoming one of the nation’s top three companies for the number of sites receiving the coveted OSHA VPP Star certification.