creative werks Achieves Record Low Safety Result in 2023

creative werks production worker packing safely

creative werks production worker packing safelyELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL – creative werks, a leader in design, manufacturing, and co-packing, is pleased to announce it reduced its Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) in 2023, exceeding its annual target by 32.74% and setting a new corporate record.

In 2023, creative werks set a corporate goal to maintain a safety TRIR of 2.0, the industry standard, by continuing to focus on safety prevention with plant personnel. After receiving its first certification to ISO14001, creative werks implemented an audit process within the safety program to identify any gaps in safety processes.

The company also launched a new Environmental Heath and Safety (EHS) feedback platform, improving its open dialogue around accident prevention and fostering a positive reporting process that ensures associates feel comfortable and empowered to report any concerns. Through these continued efforts, creative werks exceeded its safety goal and set a new corporate record with a 1.13 TRIR.

“Since creative werks’ inception, we have understood the importance of safety. And as the business grew, our focus on building a culture of safety grew with it,” explained Ron Sammeth, Chief Operating Officer. “We continually improve our policies and procedures to help us create a safe working environment. Our goal is for every associate to return home to their family in the same condition as they arrived to work. 2023’s TRIR shows our commitment to maintaining a best-in-class operation. We’re incredibly proud of our team’s commitment to improving and maintaining a safe work environment.”

In 2024, creative werks’ EHS team launched a safety dashboard, allowing the team to more accurately monitor open safety investigations, track safety trends, and improve the dissemination of safety learnings across its sites. All of this will help the company maintain its strong culture of safety.


About creative werks:

Founded in 1999, creative werks designs, manufactures, and co-packs for top 100 food brands. Our mission is to be your ultimate packaging partner, to deliver the highest quality products that wins the hearts of consumers. Committed to practicing business the right way, creative werks runs on 100% alternative energy and achieved a 2022 EcoVadis Gold Rating for its sustainable and ethical business practices.