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Environment, Health, and Safety

Kohler Co.’s Commitment

Preaching “safety first” is not enough, and Kohler Co.’s most valuable resource is healthy associates. Like everything the Company does, its safety initiatives and proactive measures are designed to exceed minimum standards—which help to create a culture that produces world-class safety performance.

As a charter member of the U.S. National Safety Council since 1914, Kohler Co. is committed to conducting its operations in a manner that protects people, property, communities, and the environment by providing a safe and healthy work environment.

Our Role

To achieve Kohler Co.’s commitment, we:

  • Comply with environmental, health, and safety laws that apply to our operations around the world;
  • Ensure awareness of our safety and surroundings;
  • Have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform work duties safely; and
  • Take appropriate action to respond to circumstances or conditions inconsistent with our belief, purpose, policies, or commitment.

The Scenario

A factory associate who works close to Aarya fails to use proper techniques throughout the day, possibly endangering others. Aarya has reported this behavior several times to supervision. However, Aarya has heard the associate has avoided disciplinary action because the associate is a golf buddy with someone in upper management.

Our Stance

The commitment to “safety first” cannot be compromised by playing favorites. Any behavior that puts associates at risk of injury must be reported immediately. These concerns should be brought to a manager or supervisor; site Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS); regional EHS Manager; Human Resources; Legal; Compliance and Ethics; or the Ethics Helpline.