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​Colleague Safety

​​We care about our colleagues and anyone who enters one of our workplaces. Our motto at manufacturing sites is “Safety First”. We feel that by leading with safety in everything we do, we are engaging and empowering our greatest asset, our colleagues.

Our three largest work sites in North American have been recognized by the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) for their programs, employee engagement and low injury rates. To put that in context, out of 15 million workplaces in the U.S., approximately 2300 have earned VPP recognition, which includes our U.S. manufacturing facilities in Bennington, Vermont and Asheboro, North Carolina Plants 1 & 2. The same safety programs utilized by these sites are adopted globally to maintain a high standard for performance. ​