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.


Annual Report

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 2019 Annual Report

As we reported last year, in January 2018, we launched J2EE, bringing environment and safety together under one umbrella. This followed a comprehensive Groupwide safety review in 2017 conducted by an independent external expert consultancy.

We believe the implementation of our new reporting systems, and the increase in incident reporting, was a contributing factor to the worsening of our safety results in the 2018 calendar year, with the recordable incident rate increasing by 24% and our lost-work case rate by 32%. Recordable injuries also increased from 49 in the 2017 calendar year to 60 this calendar year, although the number of injuries reduced in the second half of the year. Over the longer term, our more rigorous approach to reporting and our focus on leading indicators will give us a better understanding of safety risks, which should help us to reduce both the frequency and severity of incidents.

Highlights from our 'Journey to EHS Excellence' so far:

EHS Management System

A system, aligned to international standards for environmental, occupational health and safety, and risk management (ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001) and a revised global EHS policy.

Tiger Hunts

A new hazard management process that helps identify and evaluate high-risk processes.

STOP Work Authority

Every Tate & Lyle employee and contractor has the authority and responsibility to stop any activity they believe is not being done safely or poses an environmental risk.

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.