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Journey Toward Sustainability

 

2012 Corporate Responsibility Report

Our annual Corporate Responsibility Report highlights our commitment to protecting the health and safety of our people, supporting organizations within our communities, safeguarding the environments where we do business and acting with integrity.

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Working with a Multi-Industry Leader

Leadership What is it like to work at Textron? Because we have a global reach with powerful brands, exciting products and a network of businesses, we offer limitless career opportunities and an environment that encourages employees to be creative and innovative. Talent and hard work are rewarded. Employees are urged to take advantage of new opportunities, grow their careers and make a real difference.

Our company is comprised of diverse individuals who bring rich experience, skill, talent, perspective and culture to Textron. We value this diversity - in fact, it’s vital to our success. Our culture is rooted in our belief that the success of the whole begins with the contributions of each individual.

Career Development

Hiring talented people is only part of the equation. We want employees who continue to challenge themselves and seek out exciting opportunities to grow personally and professionally. For these people, the learning never stops.

  • Continuous Improvement

    Textron employees use a robust and common suite of methodologies and tools for projects that result in continuous improvement efforts across all of our business units and functional areas. Using these methods and Lean tools allows our employees – regardless of location or language – to work in a cohesive and consistent manner to become a more efficient and more productive company. Our continuous improvement programs are also a key talent development vehicle, helping to prepare current and future leaders in the company.

  • Learning and Leadership Opportunities: Textron University

    At Textron, we deliver world-class programs to support the professional development of our employees. Textron University is a company-wide development program offering courses in leadership, marketing, project management and supply chain management. These courses complement training offered locally at our businesses. We believe individual development plays an important role in building the capabilities of all Textron employees.

  • Talent Mobility

    Textron employees are encouraged to gain experience throughout the individual businesses that comprise the company. Sharing and developing talented employees is a top priority among each of our businesses. And with Textron’s presence around the globe, career advancement opportunities exist worldwide.

  • Employee Recognition and Awards

    Many Textron businesses sponsor a variety of volunteer and community-service programs as well as peer-to-peer and manager-to-employee employee recognition programs. Employees from all businesses are eligible to be nominated annually for The Chairman's Award for Innovation. This program recognizes and rewards Textron employees who have made significant and measurable improvements in Textron’s products, technology, business practices or customer service and contributed directly to Textron’s productivity, growth, profitability or competitive position.

Culture

Our company’s successes — new products, customer wins and greater production efficiencies across our operations — don't amount to much if we’re not acting ethically, responsibly and safely as we achieve them.

  • Ethics & Compliance

    We ensure that our businesses are always on the right legal and ethical course. Our values — integrity, trust, respect and pursuit of excellence — underscore our commitment to achieve ethical behavior in our business and community interactions. Our Ethics & Compliance program has been active for more than 30 years, and has evolved to reflect changes in the business world and regulatory environment.

  • Diversity & Inclusion

    Textron promotes an inclusive work environment where our employees are respected, have opportunities to grow professionally and can contribute fully to our common goals, regardless of differences. More than 20 Employee Network Groups across Textron enrich the lives of group members and fellow employees in our business units. They provide professional growth and development opportunities for members, enhance communication and understanding between members and company leadership, and make Textron more attractive to prospective employees.

  • Corporate Responsibility

    Textron is committed to responsible corporate citizenship. As a company, we strive to improve the quality of life in the communities in which we have a business presence. Our employees commit time and energy to food banks, schools and community agencies. From our Matching Gift Program to donating our time and energy with colleagues at local nonprofit agencies, there are a number of opportunities to get involved.

  • Protecting Our Environment

    Environmental performance is a key component of our facility operations. Our commitment to preventing adverse environmental impacts starts with compliance to regulatory and internal standards. Beyond compliance, Textron has developed a strategy to continually reduce our environmental footprint by minimizing the energy and natural resource intensity of our operations.