At Edgewell, we are committed first and foremost to people: our colleagues, the consumers who use our products, the suppliers and retailers who partner with us and the communities that we operate in. Ensuring a positive, purposeful working experience for our colleagues, ethical partnerships with our stakeholders and making positive contributions to the communities where we operate is central to our business operations.
We strive to embed a culture of respect and responsibility in our company. We do this through progressive human resources policies, learning and development, recruitment and hiring, workplace health and safety and community engagement and support activities.
“The Edgewell team is built of world-class talent who are passionate, not only about the work we do and the brands in our portfolio, but also about their relationships with each other, engagement with local communities and drive to leave things better than they found them. When we invest in our people with policies and programs that nurture their passion, we see the return reflected in our business success.”
– John Hill Chief
Human Resources Officer, Edgewell Personal Care
We are more than just employees here at Edgewell. Our teams of resilient, forward-thinking people are the backbone of our success and give our business the competitive edge. It is our responsibility to provide our people with a safe work environment where they have ample opportunities to grow and excel professionally. Our culture embraces diversity and inclusion and nurtures our colleagues’ passions, while encouraging curiosity and inspiring innovation in their work. Most of all, we understand that to attract and retain great people, we must listen to and engage them regularly.
Our goal is to have happy and healthy colleagues. With this in mind, we understand the importance of parental leave so that parents can spend time with the new addition to their family and cherish those irreplaceable moments. The retention rate of U.S. employees that took parental leave was 85% for females and 81% for males.
Global wellness program
The ‘well’ in our name reflects our goal to deliver wellness as a priority within the workplace, as this promotes health and happiness among all our people. The wellness of our people remains a primary focus and we believe that the most productive people are those that are at their best, both physically and mentally. In FY19, we rolled out a wellness program across all our global regions. A total of 13 sites participated in a vast range of wellness activities that encourage a happy and healthy lifestyle inside and outside of work.
We understand that every person has their own view of work-life balance. Although there’s no one size fits all, we believe that our people are at their most productive when there are policies in place that allow for flexibility. Just as cultural and personal preferences vary, so do our strategies to achieve this balance within our global footprint. These include flex-time; remote working arrangements; four-shift rotations; family days; parental leave; and well-appointed break areas to decompress during working hours.
LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT
At Edgewell, we encourage an environment where people feel safe to take on new roles and challenges. Learning and development is built into our long-term growth plans. To support our people’s career aspirations, we continue to expand our range of learning and development programs to help enhance their skill sets.
At Edgewell, we are committed to maintaining a safe workplace for all our people. Our ‘Alive and Well’ program helps provide a safe workplace for all our manufacturing sites and ensure safety is embedded in Edgewell’s everyday culture. The program promotes a ‘safety starts with me’ mindset, helping colleagues make safety a habit and reinforcing our safety standards. Our goal is to maintain our world-class injury rate of less than 1 per 100 full-time workers. This year, not only have we maintained an overall injury rate of <1.00, but we decreased the rate by 16%, from 0.75 in FY18 to 0.63 in FY19.
VOLUNTEERING AND CHARITABLE GIVING
We are committed to making a positive contribution to the communities where we do business. Many of our activities are led by the people onsite and are shaped by the areas that motivate our colleagues and the organizations they believe will provide the most impact to the local community. Edgewell’s people contribute to our community causes in many ways, including volunteering their time and donating money for important causes around the world.