Safe and sustainable communities
We strive to strengthen the communities we’re part of – engaging our employees, involving, and giving back to local communities and contributing to our professional ecosystems.
In 2022, we’ve continued to invest in future skills and education across the world. In India, 59 graduate engineering students across Karnataka were sponsored by Norican FFE scholarship through the Non-Government Organization (NGO) Foundation for excellence.
In China, we welcomed a student delegation to visit our Changzhou plant, which has this year been awarded training base status for technicians in the foundry and die casting industries.
In the US, the Simpson team has, for the 75th year running, provided financial support to the Foundry Educational Foundation (FEF).
|Looking after our people means keeping them and their world safe. We have a non-financial KPI to eliminate all work-related injuries for our employees with the purpose of maintaining a safe and healthy work environment throughout Norican’s workplaces. All our locations now report health and safety statistics monthly, and these are tracked against targets. When we identify a particular risk, we remove it or address it through training, awareness days and refreshers. We also raised awareness of mental health and wellbeing by training employees as mental health first aiders.
|We actively work towards building a more diverse workforce and leadership team. Diversity helps us think and act in high-performing teams that reflect our current and future customer audiences, as well as the world we live in. It ensures that, collectively, we have better ideas, make better decisions and understand all our customers, not just the ones that share our gender, age, background or ethnicity.
In 2022, we have reworked our online recruitment pages to ensure we remain visible as an equal opportunities employer, and our recruitment brief is to encourage a diverse range of applicants. We are proud that our 15 strong global leadership team includes people spanning three continents and 10 different nationalities. 20% of our global executive team are women.