We're committed to the well-being of our associates
Each year, our company sets goals for three areas: People, Products and Profitability. This recognizes that if we put people first, they'll take care of our customers and consumers, and the profits will follow.
The Perdue Business Improvement Process, used throughout the company, engages hourly associates in teamwork and decision-making by sharing goals with them, providing continuous feedback on results and empowering them to contribute ideas and identify opportunities for improvement.
Wellness programs and comprehensive benefits
Perdue is one of only a few businesses in the country to offer associates and their dependents access to low-cost primary care through fully equipped onsite Wellness Centers staffed by health care providers from the local community. The Wellness Centers are part of the company's comprehensive benefits program, which includes medical, dental, vision and health benefits; life and disability insurance; and a 401(k) savings plan with company-funded matching contributions.
Our company-wide Perdue Health Improvement Program (HIP) is helping our associates get "HIP" by eliminating lifestyle risk factors and managing controllable diseases, and by creating an environment of health in the workplace. This innovative program received national recognition as a C. Everett Koop Health Award winner and was honored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services with a Secretary's Innovation in Prevention Award.
Safety and Ergonomics
Our safety programs are designed to create a "culture of safety" that involves every associate. At each of our plants, Safety Teams, (which include hourly associates,) continuously monitor the work environment and are empowered to halt production if they see a dangerous condition.
As a result of those efforts, our OSHA incident rate is significantly lower than that of the manufacturing sector as a whole, making our plants among the safest. Our facilities regularly achieve million-safe-hour milestones, and departments are honored annually for no lost-time accidents.
We were the first poultry company to establish an ergonomics program and our cooperation with government agencies laid the groundwork for the rest of the industry. Through process improvements and automation, we're continually improving the workplace.