Sustainability at Parker means providing a safe and engaging work environment, strengthening local communities and actively supporting charitable organizations that make the world a better place.
Parker’s 2018 Sustainability Report features examples selected from hundreds of submissions that demonstrate initiatives driven by Parker team members, aimed at making a positive impact in the lives of those around them.
Safety is our responsibility
Latin America Group
While there are many compelling reasons to focus on improving safety, team members across Parker’s Latin America Group have established a meaningful connection between day-to-day actions in the workplace and their families at home. This year several facilities organized open house events and team members invited their spouses and children to visit their work area and examine their safety equipment hands-on, enabling them to take part in the shared sense of responsibility for safe behavior. The campaign has contributed to improved safety awareness and several facilities in the region have achieved new records for consecutive days accident-free.
Wellness inside and out
Instrumentation Products Division Europe - Sheffield, England
A Safety Star Point HPT at the division has implemented a comprehensive campaign that enables team members to optimize their physical and mental health while improving safety performance in alignment with Parker’s zero-accident target. The initiative includes workshops and educational materials to raise awareness of mental health issues, as well as free health checks to help monitor weight, blood pressure, cholesterol and other metrics, all backed by a leadership pledge reinforcing the commitment to a positive lifestyle. This year the division also achieved a 900% increase in reports of safety concerns to help identify potential workplace risks, resulting in zero accidents and zero lost time, and ranking among the best-performing Parker facilities in the region.
Rock & roll therapy for toddlers
Global Headquarters - Cleveland, OH, USA
Research demonstrating that exposure to music at an early age increases a child’s likelihood of academic success later in life is the basis of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s Toddler Rock initiative. The music therapy program uses popular music to engage nearly 400 students each week through music, movement, singing and storytelling. The Parker Hannifin Foundation is proud to support Toddler Rock, which enhances reading and problem-solving skills by teaching letter recognition, rhyming and alliteration, and promotes positive interaction between children and their parents, caregivers and teachers.
Safety is Parker’s highest priority. Everyone at Parker shares the responsibility to make sure team members return home safely to their families, friends and communities after each work day. The company is equally committed to ensuring the safety and security of contractors, customers and other guests visiting its workplaces.
Achieving an accident-free workplace is regarded not as an aspiration, but an expectation. Safety performance is measured by the Recordable Incident Rate (RIR), which is the number of work-related incidents that require medical attention beyond first aid, normalized to 100 team members per year. Through the implementation of comprehensive safety initiatives supported by dedicated High Performance Teams, Parker has achieved a 54% RIR reduction over the past five years. This includes a RIR of 0.73 in fiscal year 2018, a 21% reduction in workplace accidents for the year.
Star Point HPTs improving safety performance
Each year Parker is continuing to make significant progress toward achieving an accident-free workplace, driven by team members participating in Star Point High Performance Teams (HPTs). This structured approach helps to clarify roles and responsibilities, facilitate communication and instill a sense of ownership and pride in supporting a shared team effort. High Performance Teams have contributed to a 21% reduction in Parker’s Recordable Incident Rate this year.
Parker recently held a global contest to recognize Safety Star Point HPTs that have established a robust charter, maintained a consistent meeting cadence and made outstanding contributions to safety performance. The winning facilities accounted for 166 total Star Point team members focused on safety, with a combined 6,701 near miss reports submitted and 12,296 days accident-free.
Congratulations to the 2018 Safety Star Point HPT winning teams
Aircraft Wheel & Brake Division
Avon, Ohio, USA
China Filtration Division
Chomerics Division Asia
Shanghai, China & Shenzhen, China
Control Systems Division
Dublin, Georgia, USA
Benton, Arkansas, USA
Fluid Connectors India
Nagpur, India & Hyderabad, India
Hydraulic Cartridge Systems Division
Lincolnshire, Illinois, USA
Industrial Hydraulics Division China
Instrumentation Products Division Europe
Mobile Hydraulics Division China
Motion Systems India
Jacksonville, Florida, USA