Our people are our company’s most important asset, and keeping our employees and contractors healthy and safe on the job is our most critical priority. In addition, we work to be a good neighbor and contribute to the communities where we operate.
We use a systematic approach for identifying, managing and mitigating safety risks in our operations. FY16 was a record year for safety performance within Novelis. Our total recordable incident rate was at a three-year low, and we improved our days away from work rate by more than 25% compared to the year prior. Alongside ensuring the health and safety of our employees, Novelis provides them with opportunities to develop and enhance their skills and grow professionally.
Recordable Case Rate
(cases per 200,000 hours)
Novelis Neighbor is our global program for coordinating our community engagement and charitable investment efforts. We target our efforts in three focus areas that align with our business: safety, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education and recycling. As part of the program, we also organize an annual One Novelis Volunteer Month, which is a focused effort to fund and execute large-scale employee volunteer projects each October.
FY16 resulted in record levels of charitable giving, hours volunteered and projects supported.
community projects supported
in community investments*
* Novelis contributions include those made through Novelis Neighbor and other corporate contributions. Also, in certain locations we have the opportunity, at the encouragement of the government, to earmark a portion of our corporate taxes each year to benefit nongovernmental organizations. The Novelis contributions include $2,211,749 of these “tax redirects,” nearly all of which were in Brazil.
Habitat for Humanity
For more than a decade, Novelis has supported and partnered with Habitat for Humanity, a nonprofit that builds or refurbishes homes for low-income families, with labor provided by the families themselves and community volunteers. In FY16, Novelis fulfilled a five-year, $500,000 commitment we had made to Habitat in 2011 – and our partnership with the organization is still going strong. More than 10 Novelis sites in North America and Asia volunteer and help fund Habitat projects annually.