Associate Safety and Wellbeing
Protecting & Helping Our People Thrive
Keeping associates safe, treating them with dignity and respect, and giving them a workplace where they can thrive are essential to winning in the marketplace.
Safety is Our Top Priority
Safety is a critical element to Fortune Brands’ growth strategy, integral to Company culture and one of our core values. Our Employee Safety & Environmental Stewardship Principles set standards for how we maintain a safe work environment and guides our business operations.
We are proud of our best-in-class safety metrics. Our focus on leading indicators in addition to our key established metrics is just one part of our success.
We always have a vision and drive for zero safety incidents in our operations. The strategic initiatives around this vision have yielded many achievements and milestones through the years.
We are also proud that we significantly improve the safety of our acquired businesses through immediate assessment and investment in sustainable safety systems and establishment of safe work practices.
- Fiberon, acquired in 2018, significantly improved its Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) after being part of the Fortune Brands family of companies.
- We are investing in our LARSON team to help them adopt our safe work practices and standards. We have already seen improvements in LARSON’s safety performance since Fortune Brands first acquired the company in December 2020.
Cross-functional teams from across the Fortune Brands organization have been working together in the face of the pandemic since February 2020. We’ve shared our experiences, insights and resources to help each other take fast and aggressive actions to keep our people safe. In 2021, we were recognized for our COVID-19 agility and response by the International SOS Foundation. The award recognized our organization’s outstanding response to COVID-19 in protecting the health and wellbeing of our workforce.
In 2021, we helped to host approximately three dozen on-site vaccination clinics to enable more than 2,700 associates to conveniently get vaccinated.
We also conducted a COVID-19 Vaccine Sweepstakes where we gave away $100,000 to our associates to encourage and thank associates who were fully vaccinated.
Learn more about early actions we took in response to COVID-19.
We offer a total rewards package designed to help associates and their families maintain or improve their physical, emotional and financial health. In 2021, Fortune Brands invested approximately $371 million toward associate health and wellbeing programs, including related taxes paid by the Company.