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 45001 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 Textron business unit.
In addition to Achieve 2025 goals, 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 2020, we had a Total Recordable Injury Rate (TRIR) of 0.93 and a Lost Time Injury Rate (LTIR) of 0.29.
We created an online COVID-19 Employee Information Center for our employees, which is displayed prominently on our global intranet. This site gathers a variety of information to help our employees understand and take precautions against the coronavirus with links to government disease control and prevention agencies.
We promptly took the following actions to protect the health and safety of our employees:
By enhancing our IT infrastructure, we were able to quickly employ telecommuting, staggered work schedules and flexible work arrangements to help keep our employees safe. Across our global operations, we upgraded virtual private network capacity and encouraged the use of online collaboration tools to enable much of our workforce to work remotely. We also:
We were proud to support our communities where we live and work by: