Living Well

We will preserve and enhance the lives of our employees by building a workplace that is satisfying, meaningful and fun. In doing so, we will make certain that safety and health are always top priorities and will treat each other with dignity and respect.

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 create Southwire’s lasting success. We have identified five material topics related to Living Well. Click on the links below to read about Southwire’s approach and 2015 performance.


Sustainability Scorecard

The Sustainability Scorecard below highlights our Living Well goals and progress.

Goals Baseline (Year) 2014 Status 2015 Status
Implement a certified safety management system (OSHA Voluntary Protection Program [VPP] or Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Specification [OHSAS] 18001) at all manufacturing and warehouse locations by year-end 2022. 11 of 36 locations (2014) 11 of 36 locations (31%) 14 of 37 locations (38%)
Achieve an OSHA Total Recordable Injury Rate for global operations of less than 1.0 by year-end 2018. 2.20 (2013) 2.37 2.25
Achieve 20% reduction in contractor injury rates by year-end 2018. 2.42
(2013)
2.00 (17% reduction) 1.56 (36% reduction)
Improve employee health and well-being across all Southwire locations by achieving:

  • 95% voluntary participation in biometric screenings by year-end 2017.
  • Overall employee average rating of “B” on biometric screens by year-end 2018.
  • 100% access to Healthy Choice options at all locations by year-end 2017.
  • 95%
  • C+
  • 51%

(2013)

  • 95%
  • B
  • 51%
  • 98%
  • C+
  • 78%
Invest in leadership skills and knowledge through the implementation of the following training and development initiatives:

  • 200 supervisors graduating from Leading in an OPS Culture by year-end 2018.
  • 200 managers graduating from Southwire Management Training by year-end 2018.
  • 150 senior leaders graduating from Southwire Leadership Academy by year-end 2018.
  • 50
  • 0
  • 48

(2014)

  • 50
  • 0
  • 48
  • 50
  • 0
  • 71
Foster employee engagement through a targeted 90% voluntary participation in annual Southwire engagement survey by year-end 2017. 74%
(2013)
85% 85%
Achieve a 40% improvement in the number of females in the workforce by year-end 2017. 21%
(2014)
21% (0% over baseline) 22% female (5% over baseline)
Improve diversity within the “high potential” pool of future senior leadership by 20% by year-end 2017. 30%
(2014)
30% (0% over baseline) 30% (0% over baseline)