At Southwire, we believe that strong, sustainable companies stem from thriving individuals. We encourage our employees to challenge themselves in their professional and personal development, and we seek to provide opportunities and resources to enable their growth.
Southwire’s enduring strength comes from our people. We care for the Southwire family and, in return, they care about and enable Southwire’s lasting success. We identified four material topics related to Living Well; click on the link for each topic to read about Southwire’s management approach and 2017 performance.

In 2017, Southwire launched five new goals to enhance our sustainability performance. We are proud to begin reporting our progress against these goals in this 2017 Sustainability Report. Our Living Well goal and metrics include:


Achieve best in class safety performance at Southwire
TARGET 2016 BASELINE 2017 Progress
Achieve 10X increase in injury-free event (IFE) reporting by 2021 46.8 *
Achieve 75% decrease in the total recordable injury rate by 2021 1.71 1.30
(24% decrease)
Achieve Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) or equivalent certification at all sites by 2021 38% 36%**
*New IFE reporting process is in development and targeted for completion at the end of 2018. IFE were not measured on an enterprise level in 2017.
**In 2017, one additional site was certified; however, two VPP sites were closed.
Southwire’s “continuum to best in class” represents a documented progression across a continuum of four cultural states: Reactive, Proactive, Systems-Based and Best in Class. As each operation progresses across the continuum, the targets will need to be met.