Despite our existing strong safety programs and tools, we continue to experience a low number of preventable injuries. Our aim is zero injuries, so in 2020, KRONOS initiated a new and innovative long-term global approach to safety improvement. We will not be satisfied until we achieve zero injuries at every facility, but this goal can only be realized through a company-wide attitude and culture where each employee, regardless of position or title, takes ownership and responsibility for their own safety and safety of others around them.
A strong safety culture requires diligence, honest communication, and a strong sense of community in the workplace. To reach zero incidents, these must become second nature to everyone. In 2020, KRONOS issued the Global Safety Culture Guideline, Rules, Accountability, and Communications providing minimum standards and safety rules applicable to all KRONOS employees. The guideline sets a long-term plan to enhance safety performance through enhanced communication, training, and accountability for both positive and negative behaviors.