Textron and Our People

We’re a network of global businesses with people who are passionate about designing, building and supporting some of the most advanced technologies and services the world has ever seen. By working together and supporting one another, amazing things happen—we push the boundaries of what’s possible, soar to new heights and reach for the extraordinary.

And it starts here. With our people.

Since people are the foundation of our success, we are committed to ensuring a safe and healthy work environment, offering health and well-being benefit programs to our employees, creating great career opportunities for our workforce and building an engaging, inclusive environment where all employees are treated with dignity and respect.

Safe Workplaces

To maintain and enhance the safety of our employees, we promote a culture of continuous improvement and individual accountability to provide safe workplaces and to strive for our ultimate vision of zero workplace injuries.


At the corporate level, our Global Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Policies and Standards establish a management system framework that includes goal setting, risk reduction, compliance auditing, and performance reporting. Our businesses augment the corporate program with management systems of their own. For instance, Kautex facilities are ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certified. The overall program is guided by the Textron EHS Council, whose members include the senior EHS leaders from the Textron corporate office and each business unit.

We use an annual goal setting process to drive injury rate improvements. The injury rate reduction goal is a performance metric that resides at the highest levels of the organization. Performance to this goal is reported to Textron’s Audit Committee and is tracked and reported to senior leadership as part of our Plan-Do-Check-Act process.

Textron uses various metrics to evaluate health and safety performance globally. The United States Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) recordkeeping rules are the guidelines all Textron facilities use for reporting injuries. In 2019 we had a Total Recordable Injury Rate (TRIR) of 1.28 and a Lost Time Injury Rate (LTIR) of 0.37.

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