Employee safety

Our employees’ safety and well-being are top priorities and considered a shared responsibility across the company. The cornerstone of our safety program is our Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) policy, which defines our commitment to:

  • Promote a safe and environmentally compliant workplace
  • Anticipate, recognize and control environment, health and safety risks
  • Assure facility compliance
  • Prepare for disaster response and recovery

The cornerstone
of our safety program

is our Environmental,
Health and Safety policy

Supported by four strategic imperatives — ownership, culture, management system and compliance — we leverage our employees’ talent, reinforced by our company values, to improve our safety and security outcomes. Each strategic imperative has deliverables that will advance our program along the maturity continuum and is driven through our EHS management system based on local or regional requirements.

Our manufacturing operations are overseen by the vice president, global manufacturing, and each manufacturing site is responsible for its facility-level EHS compliance. Each manufacturing facility is assigned an EHS point of contact (POC) responsible for managing the local program, supporting the Global Quality and Operations (GQO) EHS program responsibilities and relaying global EHS guidance and directives to plant leadership and the local EHS committee. They are supported by the GQO EHS director and regional managers. 103-2

The most common types of work-related injuries are slips, trips and falls and machinery-related hand injuries. Additional data related to these injuries can be found in the GRI Index. 403-9

We improve safety performance through our Lessons-Learned program, and education and training initiatives that move us toward our goal of zero work-related injuries. Additional details can be found in the GRI Index.

Safety data* 403-9

Recordable injuries
Recordable injury rate (per 100 employees)
Safety observations

*Includes Stryker's GQO employees as detailed in 403-1 index