Corning’s Values form the foundation of our corporate strategy and every aspect of our business life. We are committed to always living our Values because we believe that how we do things is as important as what we accomplish. An important part of Valuing the Individual at Corning is maintaining an unwavering commitment to safety and health.
This focus on safety and health is essential for Corning to achieve world-class performance. Our success as a company depends on the commitment and contributions of all employees, whose innovative ideas, energy and hard work enable us to deliver the quality products and performance excellence our stakeholders have come to expect. Whenever employees miss work or their ability is impaired due to injury or illness, we fail to realize our full collective potential.
Corning’s vision is for every employee to enjoy a career free from injury and illness. To realize this goal, we strive to meet the following objectives at each of our facilities:
- Provide a safe and healthful workplace that supports positive behaviors, optimizes health and productivity, and minimizes risk and liability
- Meet or exceed compliance with outside regulations as well as with internal company safety and health policies
- Integrate safety and health programs at the employee, management, operations and overall business levels
- Continuously improve our overall safety and health performance
To meet these objectives, we employ an occupational safety and health management system that incorporates hazard recognition and risk evaluation and control, and we take an integrated approach to health and safety that includes non-occupational health and wellness programs.
We cannot meet our objectives without everyone’s attention and involvement. We all need to be personally accountable for our safety and health and for the safety and well-being of those around us. This accountability begins with authentic leadership engagement. How we manage, the priorities we set and the behaviors we exhibit all serve as guides for where we set the bar on safety and health.
Wendell P. Weeks
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer