The Tribe Report 10. The Non-Desk Best Practices Issue - Page 17
Four GP facilities qualified for the CEO Safety Award in 2014. The award recognizes safety
performance against leading and lagging safety metrics, including the facility’s efforts to
demonstrate sustainability related to the Compliance and Ethics EHS Risk Management
System’s first two elements—Leadership Commitment and Employee Ownership. Since
2012, 19 CEO Safety Excellence Awards have been presented.
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PAUL FRED ERI CK S ON, SE N IO R VIC E PRE SIDE N T
Consumer Products Group Operations
A lot of good work has been done across CPG assessing and reducing risk in the past few
years, but clearly we haven’t progressed far enough. While “it’s better than it used to be,” our
absolute level of performance in managing risk isn’t where it needs to be. At times, we accept
too much risk both organizationally and individually.
One of my personal misses has been allowing higher frequency risks to dominate our risk
management effort. With humility, we’ve taken a step back and challenged the effectiveness
of our vision, strategies and tools. We have received good feedback from employees on what
they see, and as leaders we have reflected on what we need to do differently. We are moving
forward with a renewed commitment to ensure we manage risks effectively every day, with
a particular focus on critical risks as one strategy to control our performance rather than
reacting to incidents.
CRA I G LOW E, V I CE PRE SIDE N T
Manufacturing, GP Corrugated
We made good progress in 2014 on our safety goal of improving knowledge sharing and
leading indicator efforts. Efforts to reduce injuries and move toward safety and health
excellence will continue into 2015. Our small group conversations on critical hazards
have been valuable in shaping our plans for 2015, including prioritization of hazards and
balanced management of risk. We want every employee to recommit to minimizing risk,
understanding critical hazards and controls, and having the courage to speak up.
MI K E TOMPK I NS , S ENI O R VIC E PRE SIDE N T
Building Products Operations
It’s been a difficult and humbling year for all of us. While we had some accomplishments—
for example, recognizing several facilities with CEO Safety Excellence Awards—they were
overshadowed by a number of serious injuries across our organization, including the tragic
event at our Corrigan, Texas, plywood facility.
Tribe’s research with non-desk employees
indicates that they want management —
and the rest of the company — to
understand the realities of their jobs.
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