We are more than employees – we are colleagues.
We are committed first and foremost to people – the people who work with us, who use our products, who partner with us, and whom we support in our communities. We provide all our colleagues with a safe and healthy work environment, with opportunities to grow and excel professionally. We support our colleagues by nurturing their passions, encouraging curiosity, and inspiring innovation in their work. We promote racial and cultural diversity, in addition to diversity of thoughts and ideas. We make positive contributions in the locales where we operate through community involvement and non-profit partnerships. Most of all, we understand that to attract and retain great people, we must listen to our colleagues and put them first.
Much of what we do is a direct result of our colleagues’ passions and their strong commitments to children, families, the environment, and safety. Our colleagues give time, donate money, and put sweat equity into numerous causes around the world in the places where we operate. Their ideas fuel and shape our ethical operations, and we empower our regional locations with the freedom to develop programs that are appropriate to their location and unique cultures.
In times of tragedy or need, Edgewell is always ready to dive in to help others. After all, we produce the personal care products that people use every day for their comfort and health. Oftentimes, the simplest of things, such as a good shave or sun protection for first responders, can make the biggest difference in challenging times.
We understand there is no one-size-fits-all approach to work-life balance, as each colleague has a subjective view of what an optimal balance could or should be. Embracing this type of work-life balance is not easy, yet we see our colleagues are most productive when they are happy and have policies that provide them with flexibility, whenever possible. Just as cultural and personal preferences vary, so do our strategies to achieve this balance within our global footprint. We use the most impactful approaches available to complement the individual cultures at each of our sites.
Standards of Conduct
We operate with codes of conduct to create a consistent work culture and environment. Integrity guides our every action, and we are committed to the highest standards of ethics and of legal compliance. We are guided by our Colleague Code of Conduct, which addresses our policies on business practices, financial reporting, conflicts of interest, equal employment opportunity, company resources, safety, environmental matters, and more.
Advocating for Social Causes
Society’s views on gender roles have evolved, and how the world perceives the role of men has changed. Many men define themselves through their personalities, not just their gender. As a brand, Schick celebrates every man’s individuality and embraces all expressions of healthy masculinity. So, we shed the old stereotypical images and ideas of what masculinity is and repositioned Schick Hydro to reflect men as they are today.
“The Man I Am” campaign launched in late 2018 to recognize individuality by praising men for who they are, instead of telling them who they should be. Disruptive advertising featured real men from historically underrepresented groups purposefully expressing themselves and their unique and unexpected talents.
Our colleagues possess a wide array of talents, and Edgewell provides an equal opportunity work environment where everyone is treated with fairness, dignity, and respect. We comply with all U.S. federal, state and local laws, and foreign laws that prohibit discrimination based on race, color or ancestry; creed or religion; gender; age; physical or mental disability; national origin; sexual orientation; veteran status; or gender identity.
Every colleague has the right to work in a harassment-free environment. We do not tolerate harassment of our colleagues by anyone based on diverse characteristics or cultural backgrounds. Our policies prohibit behavior that creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment.
Edgewell strives to provide a safe workplace for all our colleagues. All Edgewell manufacturing sites follow the principles of our “Alive & Well” culture program, which trains colleagues and management to make safety a habit. The program develops a culture focused on safety as part of everyday life. It reinforces a “Safety Starts with Me” mindset, inspiring colleagues to stay safe and keep others safe. It nurtures and encourages a positive culture where we act to reinforce our safety standards.
Our goal is to maintain our world-class injury rate of less than 1 per 100 full-time workers, and we succeeded in 2018 with an injury rate of 0.75, as we continue to stay well below the average injury rate for the consumer products industry.