Results for the 2010 calendar year

Following feedback on last year’s report, this year we rationalised the way we present data into two key measures, recordable incident rate and lost-time accident rate, in accordance with Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), the recognised global industry standard. In line with best practice and transparency we report here in normalised absolute numbers; and use our Group Safety Index, which we reported publicly in previous years, as an internal management tool.

Employee safety results

  • Recordable incident rate improved by 1%
  • Lost-time accident rate worsened by 59%

The US Corn Refiners Association (CRA) safety statistics are an important measure for us. Our Sagamore plant won three CRA awards relating to employee safety this year.

Contractor safety results

  • Recordable incident rate worsened by 13%
  • Lost-time accident rate worsened by 39%

Benchmarking results

We benchmark our safety performance against a recognised global leader in safety, DuPont. Whilst the recordable incident rate for employees was slightly above benchmark, the recordable incident rate for contractors was higher than benchmark. The lost-time accident rates for both employees and contractors were also higher than benchmark. The lost-time accident rate and contractor performance continue to be a key area of focus for improvement.