Jabil believes in doing the right things, in the right ways. Honesty and integrity are at the core of who we are, and supporting and elevating people fosters a culture of service. Jabil employees regularly engage in environmental projects and social programs that make a positive impact in their communities and they bring those values to work. Jabil’s 200,000 employees are all members of our sustainability team!
Guadalajara Reforestation Project
Fostering a Culture of Safety
Nothing is more important to us than the safety of every single employee. At the heart of our safety-first culture is AIM, a safety maturity model and roadmap that drives sustained EHS excellence throughout our organization and global sites. We focus safety efforts in the areas with the greatest risks and invest in programs and technologies that keep people out of harm’s way.
Each site is evaluated annually on a six-level path to AIM excellence, allowing for further development and growth. We are always aiming for ZERO recordable incidents and are focused on four main principles:
- Safety Is Everyone’s Responsibility
- Safety Is Never Compromised
- Safety Starts with Prevention
- Safety Culture Begins with Trust
Improving Human Rights
Freeing Employees from Bonded Labor
We are all equally entitled to basic human rights without discrimination. Bonded labor and other forms of modern slavery plague some precarious areas of the global labor force. Migrant workers are critically important to our operations, and we are actively investing in programs that ensure their rights are protected and create greater accountability among the labor agencies we work with. The challenges grow, however, as sub-agencies lure workers with the promise of jobs, for a price.
When Jabil discovered debt slavery challenges in our own supply chain in 2012, we immediately made changes to protect employees. By absorbing recruitment costs and eliminating more than $300,000 in payroll deductions and debt agreements with labor agents, we gave employees a way to escape bonded labor and the reassurance that they can live life without fear of indentured servitude. This practice is actively monitored and managed today. In 2020, Jabil’s Graeme Elder, Sr. Director of Social Responsibility, was elected Chairman of the RBA Responsible Labor Initiative (RLI). Jabil has held a seat on the RLI for 2 years, and is also a member of the GRI-RLI Task Force on Reporting on Modern Slavery, clearly demonstrating its commitment to ensuring protection of workers vulnerable to forced labor.
Women comprise nearly half of Jabil’s global workforce and many have little access to education or basic health knowledge. To combat this concern, Jabil has partnered with the nonprofit group Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) on its HERhealth program to provide employees with critical reproductive health education and life/work coaching. In partnership with the HERhealth initiative, more than 100,000 Jabil employees have been educated. Through the empowerment of these women and their actions at work, home and communities, 400,000 lives have been positively affected by HERhealth. The program is currently operating in eight sites in China, India and Vietnam.
Newsweek Recognizes Jabil
Jabil named to Newsweek’s 2020 Most Responsible Companies list.