The company is the world’s largest producer of power tools and accessories. It’s household products business is the U.S. leader and among global competitors in the small household appliance industry.Today, Black & Decker is a global marketer and manufacturer of quality products used in and around the home and for commercial applications. With products marketed in over 100 countries and approximately half of its revenues from outside the United States, Black & Decker's product lines hold leading market share positions in their industries. Our Environmental PolicyBlack & Decker® respects the need for balance between industry and a healthy, sustainable environment. Our role in supporting this balance is to design, manufacture, and distribute products and services in a way that protects the quality of the environment while providing our employees with a clean and safe working environment.We are committed to reducing the impact of our business on the environment by placing a priority on environmental, health, and safety standards in operations, and considering environmental factors in product and process design, and manufacturing methods. We expect our worldwide operations to adopt strategies consistent with this commitment by establishing and maintaining environmental, health and safety management systems that will provide for: Operations and activities conducted in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. Products and packaging designed in consideration of the environment in terms of raw material usage, manufacturing techniques, energy requirements, customer usage of the product, and end-of-service aspects. Reduction of the impacts of operations on the environment through improvements in manufacturing processes, conservation of energy and resources, prevention of pollution, provision for emergencies, and good housekeeping and maintenance. A clean, safe, and healthy place of employment where workplace hazards are identified and controlled and where all employees are adequately trained, supervised, and encouraged to contribute to the quality of their environment. Review and improvement of environmental and health and safety practices on a regular basis. Participation with government, industry, customers, suppliers, and other interested parties in identifying environmental aspects of our operations. We expect our worldwide operations to support these principles and we pledge Black & Decker® will do its best to protect and preserve the environment in which we all live.Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Our Culture Black & Decker is a truly international organisation which aims to be amongst the best places to work. Success is largely due to the high calibre and talent of our people, our highly respected brands and an environment in which individuals are recognised for what they do and achieve.Our company culture is informal and friendly. The organisational structure is relatively flat, which provides access to management and encourages employees to be open in their communication, original and creative, to share ideas and strategies and to be confident enough to push the boundaries with challenging new ideas.Black & Decker is market-driven and strongly focused on achieving commercial results. This focus ensures that everyone can expect a high level of responsibility very early on in their careers. The dynamic and exciting business environment is fast paced and ever-changing. It is challenging and achievement orientated, creative and team focused.Our philosophy is to develop our own and promote from within, which encourages development and a desire to grow our future business leaders. We work hard. We challenge our people. We have fun.Black & Decker is a truly great company with great opportunities for great people. Our Company Values Black & Decker’s Company Values place our people at the centre and surround them by core beliefs and principles. They underpin everything that we do.Integrity: We demand the highest level of integrity in all of our business practices. Mutual respect, honesty and building trust are critical.Leadership: We expect commitment and accountability – taking an attitude of “never settle for second best”. We say: "Be courageous and build trust – put trust in others and they will put trust in you".Teamwork: Working together to achieve common goals is so important within Black & Decker. We believe in the collective power of the total team.Attitude: We encourage an energetic positive environment that instils pride, passion and a desire to excel.Results: Black & Decker focuses on the results we produce – on numbers and output, but never at the expense of quality. We ask employees to always look forward and continue to deliver to the best of their potential.Inclusion: We are committed to the development and support of an environment in which employee differences are appreciated and leveraged.
It goes without saying that we strive to recruit talented individuals – you have heard that before! - but at Black & Decker, we want to focus on finding a certain type of person with the qualities we respect.An individual must be suited to the job role in terms of skills, experiences and personal qualities, but it is also about finding someone with a real, genuine interest and ambition to join the wider Black & Decker team and embrace our pan-European culture. Drive, enthusiasm and determination to achieve goes a long way at Black & Decker.Black & Decker people are independent thinkers. They lead by example and are able to excel and achieve results as individuals and team players in a variety of situations and locations.The keys to success consist of initiative, confidence, strong communication skills, efficient and effective planning, achieving results, team work, leadership, commercial awareness and the ability to keep pace with a fast moving environment and to adapt and change accordingly. We want to empower our employees to find their own solutions to the issues and challenges they face.We have the best people and we let them show it!
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