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Last Updated DECEMBER 2022

5 steps to a positive food safety culture

Serve Up Exceptional Hygiene Standards by creating an inclusive and productive food safety culture in partnership with Kimberly-Clark ProfessionalTM.



People need to be part of a positive culture where failure is understood and its causes shared. It is about everybody working together and looking after their shared aim.

When things go wrong, it's not about the individual or the systems, it could be about management and the organisational culture.

1. It starts with leaders. People do the right thing because their leaders do it that way. They must understand the issues and provide a vision for the future.

2. Find out who needs what sort of help. Recognise your champions and mentor those that need it. Retrain those who haven't understood.

3. Ask the people what they think and show them that you are listening to what they say. By visiting your facility, we can gain a deeper understanding of your operations and identify areas to create a healthier, safer and more productive workplace.

4. Be honest with yourselves. If you have a negative or neutral safety culture, then recognise it.

5. Once you've decided the steps to take, make sure that you have considered the needs of your workspace community, whether language, literacy or cultural norms. The change that you aspire to must be one that is achievable for them.

A fresh pair of eyes

When you walk the same plant every day, it's easy to miss things. As part of the Efficient Workplace Programme, Kimberly-Clark ProfessionalTM has conducted hundreds of Waste and Hazard Walkes in the food industry.

Schedule a site visit with us to uncover opportunities to serve up Exceptional Hygiene Standards. By visiting your facility, we can gain a deeper understanding of your operations and identify areas to create a healthier, safer and more productive workplace.

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