We take our role as a responsible environmental steward seriously. Worthington makes important strides toward sustainability to help ensure the world we share today has a stronger tomorrow.
In 2022, we met ambitious milestones on our path toward a forward thinking future.
At Worthington, we are Makers of Better. We carry that intention into everything we do.
We’re proactive in our approach to sustainability. We’re setting a pathway to net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050. To help reach that goal, the Company partnered with Governance & Accountability Institute to conduct a materiality assessment and is currently assessing Scopes 1, 2 and 3 GHG calculations that will be used as a basis for emissions reduction targets.
Worthington’s pledge to set emissions reduction targets aligned with a 1.5 degree Celsius science-based target clearly demonstrates our commitment to sustainability.
At Worthington, our strength lies in our greatest asset – our people. From the products and solutions they create to the way they embody Our Philosophy of treating people the way we want to be treated, our employees truly live up to the name, Makers of Better.
It’s our commitment to provide the same for them – an inclusive workplace and culture that helps them reach their better. Based on our latest Companywide Engagement Survey results, we’re happy to share our employees rated Worthington above manufacturing and global benchmarks in overall engagement, manager effectiveness and safety.
By holding ourselves accountable to the highest ethical standards and corporate governance practices, Worthington puts Our Philosophy rooted in the Golden Rule into action. Building a strong culture and taking care of our stakeholders is simply the right thing to do. Integrity is part of our DNA and intrinsic to our purpose.
We implement strong governance practices to ensure accountability and long-term success as well as robust risk management programs to maintain compliance with applicable laws and regulations. These programs extend to our business partners, including our valued suppliers.
In 2012, Worthington started the Green Star Initiative to increase environmental awareness, drive continuous improvement, and reward facilities for exceptional performance in environmental conservation and stewardship.
During fiscal 2022, 63% of available stars were awarded to facilities for year-over-year improvements in the categories of continuous improvement, energy conservation, waste reduction, water conservation and regulatory compliance.
Our Maize, Kansas facility exemplifies our approach to conservation.
For two decades, Worthington's Safe Works program has been instrumental in driving a world-class safety culture. Nearly every meeting starts with a safety briefing, safety metrics top employees' performance goals, and safety process improvements never stop.
At 1.45, our total case incident rate is 2.7 times better compared to the U.S. industry average of 3.90.