This is how we do things at Tate & Lyle and always has been; we ask the same of everyone who comes to our sites – not just our employees and contractors, but customers and visitors too.

One accident or injury is one too many. Our target is zero and every day we focus on safety in our business.

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Annual Report - Safety

Each year we publish in our Annual Report our key safety performance indicators and how we have performed.

Safety performance

Our Executive Safety Steering Committee, led by our Chief Executive, meets several times during the year to review our safety performance and improvement programmes.

Our goal is to have no accidents or injuries and we work hard to achieve this. We review our safety management programme throughout the year, and use external and internal auditors to review management and controls at all major sites. In addition, our senior executives also carry out safety audits at most of our global sites once a year. 


Key highlights from our 2016 Annual Report

The safety performance indicators of recordable incident rate and lost-work case rate – for employees and contractors combined – saw decreases of 11% and 50% respectively during calendar year 2015.

Most incidents that demanded more than basic first aid were a result of being struck by or against an object; as a result, we put in place a campaign during 2016 to reduce these incidents.









1 One employee and two contractors.

2 One employee and one external truck driver. 


In 2015, we had a number of safety achievements

Corn Refiners Association (CRA) Safety Awards

Five of our US plants won two US Corn Refiners Association (CRA) Safety Awards.

Global Safety Week

Our annual Global Safety Week saw many employees and their families, alongside contractors, taking part in activities across our sites worldwide.

Children’s safety calendar

Our annual children’s safety calendar drawing contest, for employees’ families, encourages the next generation to be safe.

Case study

SafeStart® behavioural safety training 

Our responsibility in emergency situations does not stop at our gates. We train our colleagues around the world to think about safety differently in our SafeStart® behavioural safety training.


We believe that everyone at Tate & Lyle should be safe, respected and fairly treated.


We aim to reduce our environmental footprint across everything we do.


We want to play a positive role in the communities around us, changing lives for the better.

Annual reports

Each year we publish in our Annual Report our key performance indicators and how we have performed.