Embedding ECOSMART in Our Culture
ECOSMART is helping us create a paradigm shift in how we attract, develop and retain the next generation of talent. We are increasing our already world-class efforts to instill environmental and safety accountability in our most-valued asset—our people.
Putting Community at the Center of Our Culture
ToolBank USA – Too many volunteer projects have been rendered inefficient not from a shortage of volunteers but from a lack of proper tools. We are aiming to change that with our partnership with ToolBank USA. ToolBanks loan STANLEY and DEWALT tools to other non-profit and community groups that are building homes, refurbishing schools, cleaning up parks or doing any worthwhile project to strengthen a community.
We have made a commitment to ToolBanks around the country to help increase and augment the services that they provide, including sponsoring a ToolBank Disaster Relief Trailer, a fully outfitted tractor trailer loaded with Stanley Black & Decker tools and ready to provide additional surge capacity to any disaster management organization in need.
Wounded Warrior Project – In an effort to support our veterans, Stanley Black & Decker has partnered with Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP). The program includes co-branded tools and storage, involving STANLEY, DEWALT, MAC, Proto and Vidmar brands, and incorporating the WWP brand into our brand sponsorships, such as Professional Bull Riding, Major League Baseball and racing events.
In the first 18 months of our partnership with WWP, co-branded tools took in $10 million in sales and contributed nearly a million dollars to the WWP cause.
RECOGNITION – Safety Performance
Gold Award – In 2014, the North Carolina Department of Labor recognized four Stanley Black & Decker facilities with the Gold Award: Stanley Engineered Fastening's Stanfield, NC site and CDIY's Charlotte, Fort Mill and Kannapolis, NC sites. The Gold Award is given to those organizations that reported days away from work and restricted activity or job transfers at a rate of at least 50 percent below average.
INSHARP Certificate – CDIY’s Fastening & Accessories manufacturing facility located in Greenfield, Indiana was presented with an INSHARP Certificate in July 2014 from the Indiana Department of Labor. This recognition makes the Greenfield site one of only 40 manufacturing sites in the State to receive this designation. The SHARP Program recognizes employers who operate exemplary injury and illness prevention programs. Acceptance into the program singles a facility out as a model for worksite safety and health and exempts the worksite from OSHA programmed inspections during the period that the SHARP certification is valid.
Zero Injuries Award – STANLEY Convergent Security Solutions (CSS) made the short list of contractors working at the ExxonMobil Refinery in Beaumont, Texas to receive the “2014 ExxonMobil Contractor Safety Program – Zero Injuries” award. Our embedded CSS field service technicians, along with the other CSS and STANLEY Access Technologies (SAT) team members, completed another year with Zero Lost Time Injuries. The refinery has a rigorous Environmental Health & Safety program and requires daily compliance to their program to be retained as a contractor.
Innovative Approaches to Renew Safety Focus
Safety Always – Since September 2014, our CDIY business has seen a 33 percent drop in the monthly average of recordable injuries, and there is one simple reason. Our CDIY business adopted a simple, refreshed approach to safety called Safety Always—meaning safety first, last and everywhere in between. The phrase “Safety Always” was created to challenge the organization to consider safety from every angle and every aspect, everywhere and in everything. We expect these results to continue and accelerate in 2015 and beyond.
Know Risk – Our STANLEY Oil & Gas associates can work in remote areas with very limited communication and difficult environmental and political conditions. It is our priority to ensure employees have the available resources and the training needed to do their jobs and handle risks. This has historically been a challenge since field technicians can spend upwards of three months in remote areas. Our new Know Risk initiative provides our remote field technicians access to equipment manuals, method statements, project-specific health and safety plans, hazard risk assessments, job safety analysis tools and safety training materials in all areas of the world through fully loaded laptops with continual upgrade capability. The campaign has achieved improved training completion and higher employee engagement, and has contributed to two years without a Lost Workday Injury.
Sustainable Corrective Action
Our proprietary Environment Health and Safety (EHS) Management System requires that we conduct a thorough investigation of any incident, to determine the root cause and develop corrective actions to prevent the same or similar occurrences. In 2014, we introduced a structured process to review the long-term impact of those corrective actions. In this way, we keep our programs employee-centric, contemporary and grounded.
Health and Wellness across IAR
In an effort to emphasize health and wellness, the Industrial & Automotive Repair (IAR) team established new 2014 Wellness Champions and hosted wellness events globally. Health and wellness teams have begun to engage employees globally with Behavioral Based Safety programs, expanded wellness competitions, global security assessments, and more. In just one of several hosted events, IAR volunteers from Andover, Massachusetts ran a 5K “Run for the Troops,” an event to benefit Homes for our Troops.