The safety of CF Industries’ employees and those who live near our locations is our top priority. Safety at CF Industries starts with our Do It Right philosophy, which includes equipping our employees with the proper safety knowledge, tools and procedures, and a culture that encourages employees to act with safety in mind every time they come to work. This priority is documented in Our Values, Code of Corporate Conduct, and EHS Policy.
At CF Industries, safety is ingrained in our corporate culture and values, and we prioritize continually improving our processes whenever possible. We hold all 3,000 of our employees — from the corporate office to our manufacturing and distribution facilities — accountable for collectively conducting our business in a safe manner. We empower all employees to promote a culture of environment, health and safety excellence where everyone is engaged, empowered, and innovative. This empowerment cultivates a workplace that promotes the safety and health of our employees, contractors, customers, and partners, as well as the communities where we operate. Many of the safety measures we have implemented, for example, were developed by employees rather than directives from management.
Our employees’ commitment to Do It Right was evident throughout 2021. In a year when we recorded our highest level of maintenance activity ever, our team achieved a year-end recordable incident rate of 0.32 incidents per 200,000 work hours, significantly better than industry averages.