American Vanguard holds safety performance as a core tenet in supporting our ability to operate in the communities in which our factories are located. Sound processes, collaboration, and communication are the foundation of our robust safety and health programs.
We compare against the total recordable rate (TRR) for our industry (NAICS) and seek to perform better than this benchmark. Our industry has been between 1.6-1.8 TRR.
Injury rates increases are due to our renewed commitment to a timely understanding and response to all injuries and illness. Upticks in TRR are expected when renewing such commitment with a culture of robust and thorough reporting. Our emphasis on leading indicators across the enterprise further develop our ‘Safety First’ culture.