We are more than employees – we are colleagues. At Edgewell Personal Care, everyone has a seat at the table, every voice gets a platform and every opinion has an outlet. Groundbreaking ideas and innovations can rise from anyone, anywhere and at any time.
We are committed first and foremost to people – people who work with us, people who use our products, people who partner with us and the people we support in our communities. We offer our colleagues safe, healthy work environments and opportunities to grow and excel professionally. We aim to promote racial and cultural diversity, in addition to diversity of thoughts and ideas. We make positive contributions in the areas where we operate through community involvement and partnerships. Most of all, we understand that to attract and retain great people, we must put them first.
Our colleagues are active in the communities where they live, work and play. They organize, drive and participate in a wide range of programs that make a significant impact. This includes disaster relief efforts, product donations, mentoring programs, food and toy drives, tree-planting days, volunteering at local soup kitchens and outreach to local schools, among many others.
We provide the resources and our colleagues provide the passion, integrity and ingenuity to “do the right thing.” As is the nature of our business, we support families and children with our products, and focus our community efforts on the well-being of families and children in our local communities. We know each community’s needs differ, and we would never dictate how our colleagues should get involved. Instead, we empower our colleagues to work with the organizations they feel will have the most impact on families and individuals in their locales. This strategy of empowerment not only fuels our colleagues’ commitment to invest their time and energy to make a difference, but it is also often stated as a fulfilling aspect of being employed at Edgewell.
We support our colleagues by nurturing their passions, encouraging curiosity and inspiring innovation in their work. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to work-life balance, as each colleague has a different view of how this would balance out. However, we embrace work-life balance as our colleagues are most productive when they are happy and have policies to provide them with flexibility, whenever possible. Strategies to achieve this balance vary within our global footprint. We use the most impactful approaches available to complement the individual cultures at 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.
Our colleagues possess a wide array of talents and we are committed to providing an equal opportunity work environment where everyone is treated with fairness, dignity and respect. We provide equal opportunity for all colleagues and applicants on a merit basis. 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; gender identity; or any other trait protected by law.
Every colleague has the right to work in a harassment-free environment. We do not tolerate harassment by anyone based on the diverse characteristics or cultural backgrounds of our colleagues. Our policies prohibit behavior that creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive working environment.
Each of our 6,000 colleagues must complete compliance training every year. This training ensures that we are aware of all laws and can promote a compliant and safe workplace.
We are committed to providing a safe working environment in all our offices and global manufacturing facilities. In fact, The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) lauds us for our safety practices. Out of 15 million American workplaces, only 2,279 have earned VPP status. We are incredibly proud to operate two VPP-Star facilities. Additionally, sites in Solingen, Germany and Guangzhou, China have achieved OHSAS 18001, an internationally recognized program for health and safety.
We have reduced injury rates globally from 0.85 in 2015 to 0.63 through 2017, and will maintain this world-class injury rate through relentless training and emphasis on awareness, responsibility and commitment.