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Environment, Health and Safety Management

We operate our business with three clear objectives:  no one hurt, nothing out of place, and no harm from our products. These Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS) goals, while ambitious, inform the key performance indicators by which we measure our progress toward Operating Excellence and effectively managing health, safety, and environmental risks.

No One Hurt

Nothing Out of Place

No Harm From our Products - 
before, during and after manufacture

Safety is a core value at Grace. Our performance against our goal of no one hurt is tracked globally using the U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration's (OSHA) total recordable incident rate as well as by internal, leading indicators of risk.

​We track our performance against our goal of nothing out of place using the American Petroleum Industry (API) RP-754 Process Safety Performance Indicators as well as by internal, leading indicators of risk posed by out-of-place process material.

​In establishing our goal of no harm from our products, we focus on managing risks inherent in our supply chain, on proper materials management, classification and labeling as appropriate during manufacturing and distribution process, and robust hazard communication protocols to help customers and downstream users adopt management controls.


Reporting Performance to Senior Leadership

In real-time as well as in monthly and quarterly business reviews, the entire Grace Leadership Team is briefed on the company's occupational safety, process safety, and environmental performance. Throughout this process, priorities are established and workplans implemented to ensure continuous improvement in safety and environmental KPIs.

Grace Sustainability Leadership Team

The Senior Vice President Public Affairs and Environment, Health, and Safety and Chief Sustainability Officer is an officer-level position with direct reporting to the CEO, and is responsible for oversight of all Environmental, Health, and Safety programs at Grace, as well as chairing the Sustainability Leadership Team composed of the Grace CFO, business sector presidents and a representative from Integrated Supply Chain. The Sustainability Leadership Team is responsible for the strategic development, planning, and oversight of sustainability and climate-related issues throughout the organization.

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