Smiths is committed to working in a way that, as far as reasonably practical, protects the health and safety of our employees and minimises any environmental effects of its activities, products and services.
We strongly believe in the power of continuous improvement and use management systems to realise its benefits. These systems help to improve our management of EHS issues by providing an externally verified framework for risk reduction, continual improvement, compliance assurance and management review.
For several years, we have been implementing EHS management systems at manufacturing sites wth 50 or more employees. Since 2010, we have expanded these systems to include warehousing and service centres and sites with 20 or more employees.
New acquisitions and sites that grow above these thresholds have two years to comply. We are pleased to say that the majority of our businesses have completed certification, but we we know we can do more and we are continuing our drive for further improvements.