Our Social Impact

Social Impact

Getting to Know Our People

If you sampled five employees from around our global operations, you might find vastly different languages, religions, cultural backgrounds, and personal interests.

But the diversity of our employee base is a key strength. What makes that diversity work is a commitment to always doing the right thing while we deliver high-quality products that help to solve many of the world’s materials technology and energy saving challenges.

This is one reason why so many corporate and operational leaders have worked together at Neo and its predecessor companies for almost three decades, and why we continually see the industry’s lowest rates of employee turnover.

Global Headcount by Group

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Global Headcount by Region

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Diversity, Equal Opportunity, and Non-Discrimination

3 out of 10

Neo employees are female

3 out of 10

Neo employees are female

1 out of 6

Neo employees are female

9 out of 10

Neo employees are female

Collective Bargaining

95 employees at the Silmet facilities were unionized employees.

For the remaining locations, none of our employees are discouraged by Neo from the opportunity to form labor associations. Neo’s Code of Conduct and Business Ethics, along with our newly published and Human Rights Policy, support the right to freedom of association.

Minimum Notice Periods regarding Operational Changes

Neo abides by the labor laws and guidelines of the jurisdictions of each of its operating facilities.

Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Neo has identified zero (0) incidents of violations involving the rights of indigenous peoples during the reporting period.

On many occasions, Neo’s corporate team conducts land acknowledgements in Canada and the United States at the beginning of our meetings, to remind each other of the importance to support indigenous rights.

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Ethical Business Practices

Occupational Health and Safety

Occupational Health and Safety Management System

Our HESS policies are derived from values and practices that have guided the company’s plans and decision making for decades.

We are committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment for our employees and visitors, and protecting our neighbors from offsite impact. Our company promotes continuous improvement in these areas through certified management systems that include risk assessments, hazard mitigation, defined goals and objectives, management review meetings, incident investigation and robust compliance audits. We promote ourbelief that health and safety is as much aline responsibility as production and quality.

We clearly communicate potential hazards associated with our products to promote their safe use.

Neo Performance Materials promotes occupational health and safety management systems at all its facilities. Eighty nine percent of Neo’s manufacturing personnel operate in a plant that carries an external ISO 45001 – Occupational Health and Safety Management System certification. This management method has been promoted by Neo management for more than a decade to drive strong performance and demonstrate our commitment by using an internationally recognized standard. Those facilities that are not yet certified have many, if not all, the ISO-45001 elements in place.

These certifications require risk assessments, review of required regulations, annual goals and objectives as well as management review meetings. At the corporate level, a similar system is in place in which an aggressive list of HESS improvement goals and objectives are developed in management review meetings. Site Managers, HESS Managers, the Executive Team, and the Board’s HESS Committee all participate in the corporategoal setting process. The Executive Team and the Board track progress quarterly.

This process includes a robust HES audit system that uses site-specific documents (System Status Reports). 
These documents attempt to identify key regulatory requirements, applicable corporate standards, and site-specific risk reduction requirements and consolidate them into one document. These reports were developed by Corporate Health and Safety, in conjunction with Neo professionals that work in that region, and external HES consultants. While these documents are the basis for Neo corporate audits, the intent is to have a useful document from which sites can monitor their systems internally. The document is not meant to be a periodic checkup, but a continuous review of our prevention systems.

Ethical Business Practices