Living Well

Sustainability 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.

Our Approach

As a multigenerational company poised for sustainable growth, it’s our ambition to make Southwire a great place to work today — and for generations to come. From investing in meaningful development programs to maintaining a safe and inclusive environment, we’re building a workplace where all of our people can thrive. 

8 internal DEI goals

Workplace flexibility and schedule predictability prioritized

Standardize nursing mothers’ rooms across Southwire by 2024

Growing partnerships with Women in Manufacturing, the Wounded Warrior Project, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and more

62% overall team member engagement rate in 2022

Our Goal

Achieve a TRIR (total recordable injury rate) of 0.8 in 2023

Engaging Team Members. Enhancing Our Workplace.

We’re working hard to create an inclusive, engaging workplace. Here’s how:

Empowering Women to Lead in Manufacturing

Our partnership with Women in Manufacturing (WiM), a nonprofit focused on empowering women workers and strengthening the manufacturing sector, is growing — and are involved in numerous events and programs to advance and promote women in the industry.

Increasing Workplace Flexibility & Shift Predictability

To improve workplace flexibility, particularly among frontline team members, we’ve expanded our frontline workforce and introduced new equitable vacation and time-off procedures, a revised Flex Time Policy, cross-functional skills training, and more.

Improving the Onboarding Experience

Our onboarding experience ensures team members are equipped with the tools and training they need to succeed in their new roles starting on day one.

Making Team Members Feel Heard & Aligned with Southwire’s Values

We provide team members with safe spaces to ask questions, share their thoughts, and have open dialogue with leaders and colleagues. This aligns with our efforts to foster an equitable and inclusive culture where diverse perspectives are welcomed, valued, and heard.

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Making Southwire an Employer of Choice for New Moms

 To support new mothers in our workforce, Southwire announced a partnership with Nessel in 2022 to standardize dedicated spaces for nursing mothers across our organization. The lactation rooms provide a supportive, safe, and sanitary space for breastfeeding mothers to help them thrive while pumping at work. Our goal is to have this standard for clean, comfortable, and compliant nursing mothers’ stations integrated into every company facility by the end of 2024.
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Investing in Our Workforce and Our Industry

When our team members choose Southwire as their workplace, they invest in us. And we are committed to investing in them. Our goal is for team members to build meaningful and lasting Southwire careers. To do so, we provide flexible development opportunities, many of which are accessible to all team members, regardless of their location or role. 

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Our Proactive Safety Culture

Safety and well-being are core to our culture at Southwire. Across our operations, we ensure the highest standard of workplace health and safety. Our goal is to achieve a TRIR of 0.8 in 2023 as we work to continually improve our safety and health performance and reach our ambition of zero injuries and illnesses at the forefront.

Related Resources

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Supporting the company’s commitment to sustainability, Southwire is pleased to announce its provision of the medium-voltage cabling for the shore power connection system commissioned by PortMiami yesterday in Miami, Fla.

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Southwire Named to Newsweek’s America’s Greatest Workplaces 2024 for Mental Wellbeing

June 14, 2024

Southwire is proud to announce its recognition as one of America’s Greatest Workplaces for Mental Wellbeing 2024 by Newsweek and Plant-A Insights Group

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Southwire's Project GIFT® Hosts Annual Walk for Water Events in Support of Water Mission

May 15, 2024

Southwire’s Project GIFT® recently partnered with Water Mission to host Walk for Water events across the company. Approximately 300 team members participated in the events this year collecting more than $52,000 in donations.

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