Our 2021 Safety Excellence Highlights
As a core value of our culture, a Safety Obsession is deeply rooted in our responsible chemistry ethos. For us, responsible chemistry begins with our focus on the safety and health of our people, along with people throughout our company’s value chain.
- Honored by the American Chemistry Council (ACC) for our COVID-19 response, energy efficiency, and facility safety performance
- Launched a new set of corporate safety and leading help indicators to help drive progress across all areas of our safety performance
- Presented the first-annual award for excellence in the transportation of Ti-Pure™ titanium dioxide (TiO₂) to Chemours customers: Marten Transport (Platinum) and Freightworks Transportation & Logistics (Gold)
- Recognized by the Association of American Railroads as a safe shipper of hazardous materials for the fifth year in a row
- Achieved ACC certificates of excellence in eleven facilities and certificates of achievement or honor in two more
- Presented six employees with our Chemours Safety Obsession Coin award for outstanding commitment to safety and health
- Completed 200,000 hours of classroom and computer-based environmental, health and safety (EHS) training for employees
Striving for Zero Safety Incidents
Our definition of safety goes beyond physical safety to include the emotional and psychological aspects of employee safety and well-being—an idea we refer to as holistic safety. This approach acknowledges that an environment lacking psychological safety creates distractions that can lead to missteps and inattention to detail, resulting in physical accidents. Additionally, holistic safety aligns with our aim to ensure that all employees can feel safe at work and show up as their authentic selves. In 2021, we provided additional training, support and development to ensure that our employees understand and can incorporate holistic safety into their work each day.
We also made progress toward our safety goals with year-over-year (YOY) improvements in employee-safety performance, contractor-safety performance, and distribution-safety performance. YOY, our process-safety, tier-1 performance was slightly up, and we remain on track to achieve our 2030 goal.
Chemours works with the Campbell Institute of the National Safety Council—a group of environmental, health, and safety (EHS) leaders whose mission is to help organizations achieve and sustain EHS excellence. The institute recertified Chemours in 2021 and extended an invitation to re-join in 2022. Together, we continue to collaborate on benchmarking and developing innovative new EHS approaches.