Sustainability

 

Living Well

At Southwire, we nurture the culture of a “Southwire family” and we work each day to enhance the lives of our employees by building a workplace that is diverse, supportive and engaging. Safety and health are top priorities, and we will always treat each other with dignity and respect.

Southwire’s Living Well objective to is achieve a total recordable injury rate (TRIR) of 0.5 by 2023.
At Southwire, our people are our greatest asset. To develop and support our employees at all locations, we focus on employee health, safety, wellbeing, diversity, engagement, development and retention.

We maintain programs and systems to ensure that our employees are safe and healthy, and we invest in talent attraction, employee engagement and retention programs to help our employees thrive. In addition, we provide resources and support to help foster a sense of inclusivity, belonging and purpose that inspires our teams to do their best and bring their best selves to work.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI)

We are committed to fostering an inclusive environment where individuals from diverse backgrounds are treated equally and feel comfortable expressing their thoughts and perspectives.

Reinforcing Southwire’s commitment to DEI, the company was proud to announce partnerships with the Atlanta University Center Consortium (AUCC) and Electro-Federation Canada (EFC) in 2021 to offer expanded opportunities for educational advancement to Black and women students.

In 2021, the company contributed to several additional organizations that represent inclusive values, including the Wounded Warrior Project, NAACP, Women in Manufacturing, Catalyst, and many others.

Workplace Safety & Employee Well-Being

Safety is core to our culture. We are committed to achieving best-in-class safety performance at Southwire by effectively managing workplace safety and health risks and providing a safe workplace for our employees and contractors. As a result of our efforts, eight of our facilities received a 2021 Safety Performance Contest Award from the Georgia Association of Manufacturers (GAM).

In March 2021, Southwire Canada was recertified as a Great Place to Work®. The certification demonstrates our dedication to treating Southwire employees like family and contributing to their overall physical and emotional well-being.

Related Resources

Employee Handbook

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Southwire Careers

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

DEI Site

Sustainability News

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Southwire’s facility in Huntersville, N.C., has again been recognized for its efforts in achieving compliance with air quality permits by receiving the annual Air Compliance Excellence (ACE) Award.

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Southwire Employees Participate in Annual Summer Enrichment Series

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Throughout August, Southwire hosted its annual Summer Enrichment Series to provide employees with helpful tools, research, practical skills, virtual events and learning opportunities that focused on the company’s core values.

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Southwire Launches 2021 Sustainability Report – Company’s Sustainability Commitment Reflects Ongoing Efforts to Deliver Value and Grow Responsibly

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Southwire’s long-held commitment to sustainability has been evident throughout its history and was formalized with its first official sustainability report in 2007. Reflecting that commitment, the company recently launched its 2021 sustainability report.

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Southwire Receives Inaugural Energy Matters Award

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On Tuesday, July 12, Southwire was presented with the inaugural Energy Matters Award for “Best Sustainability by a Large Company” by Tim Echols, vice chairman of the Georgia Public Service Commission \(PSC\).

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