IBM has a long tradition of excellence in employee well-being and product safety. The importance we place in these efforts demonstrates our commitment to employees, customers and business partners.
Corporate strategies, instructions and procedures must support our commitment to employee well-being and product safety. Each of us, manager and employee alike, shares a personal responsibility for the following objectives:
- Provide a safe and healthful workplace for our employees.
- Provide products that are safe for use by our customers and employees.
- Meet applicable legal requirements and voluntary practices to which we subscribe where we operate and sell products.
- Incorporate employee well-being and product safety requirements in business strategies, plans, reviews and product offerings.
- Implement, measure, and continually strive to improve well-being processes for preventing work-related accidents, injuries and illnesses.
- Foster employee involvement and provide appropriate well-being education to employees to enhance their ability to work safely and productively.
- Perform audits and self-assessments of our conformance with employee well-being and product safety requirements with results reported to senior executive management.
- Investigate and address work-related and product safety incidents.
- Provide appropriate resources to fulfill these objectives.
Our support for well-being through prevention is vital to our innovation, productivity and morale. We have realized enormous dividends through customer and employee confidence in the safety of our products and our workplaces. The IBM Company expects nothing less in our efforts than the excellence we have attained in these areas.
In effect since June 20, 2001; replaces earlier policy dated November 17, 1997.