Safety and Health
We are Committed to Safety Excellence
In 2020, We Continued Our Commitment to Safety Excellence:
On the Road
As a result of our expanded predictive driver safety program for sales associates in the U.S. and Canada, we reduced our total vehicle accident rate by 15% per million miles driven, a record year-to-year rate of reduction. Our severe vehicle accident rate remains lower than the benchmark at 0.08 accidents per one million miles driven.
Our personal injury rate decreased 28%* and our lost-time injury rate decreased 48%*. Training plays a big role in our efforts to reduce accidents and injuries.
- Behind-the-Wheel training
- Risk-based training
- COVID-19 prevention and protocols
Training for New Hires
Every Ecolab division provides basic safety training to newly hired sales and service personnel.
- In 2020, 97% of new hires completed the training within their first 30 days of employment.
*Reflects 2020 data compared to 2019 data from global sites
**Reflects 2020 data compared to 2019 data in North America
In Response to The COVID-19 Pandemic
To help reduce the risks posed by COVID-19, Ecolab established internal and external safety protocols, based on guidance from the CDC and other major public health organizations. We continued to adjust those protocols as we learned more about best practices to reduce COVID-19 transmission risk and keep our employees, customers, and partners safe.
Our Safety Progress
Note that the 66% decrease in lost time injury rate is for North America
in Severe Vehicle Accident Rate (since 2013)
in Total Recordable Injury Rate (since 2013)
in Total Vehicle Accident Rate (since 2013)
in Lost-Time Injury Rate (since 2016)
2020 Safety Metrics
(Number of injuries and illnesses per 100 Workers)
|India, Middle East & Africa||0.67||0.55||-52%|
(Per million miles drive)
|India, Middle East & Africa||2.39||2.09||-13%|
(Number of injuries with lost days per 100 workers)
(Number of severe vehicular accidents per million miles driven)
(Absolute number of employee fatalities in the year)
(Number of occupational illness per million hours worked)
|2019 (restated)||2020||% change|
|India, Middle East & Africa||00.0||0.00||0%|