This is one of the core values of A.O. Smith. Of the utmost importance in our products. And also very important on the work floor of every location of A.O. Smith in the world. Therefore, A.O. Smith Corporation introduced the “Excellence in Safety” award in 2017. This makes safety in the workplace more than just a core value mentioned in our annual report.
The award focuses on the successful implementation of the safety program at each location of A.O. Smith worldwide. The annual incident ratio is compared with the standard in our industry. There are 3 levels: Bronze, if the number of incidents is 25% lower than the average, Silver, if the number of incidents is less than 50% of the average and Gold, if the number of incidents is 75% lower than the average.
In Veldhoven we received the Golden Excellence in Safety Award for 2019. We had no incidents all year round