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Health, Safety, Security & Environment

At Jacobs, we believe the well-being of our people is fundamental to our success. Our passion for safety and our courage to care for one another and our environment inspires mutual respect.


BeyondZero® is our approach to the health, safety and security of our people, the protection of the environment and the resilience of Jacobs. BeyondZero is the foundation of our company's Culture of Caring℠ and a core part of our values and who we are at Jacobs.

Our Vision

We believe that work must be healthy, safe and secure for our people and our planet. We go beyond our workplace and into our daily lives, creating a safer and healthier future for our families and our communities.

This is BeyondZero.

BeyondZero is the foundation of our company's culture of caring and a core part of our values and who we are at Jacobs. We are proud that in our culture, our people go beyond following rules, procedures and processes. Our goal is beyond driving statistics to zero. Although we have made significant progress since we commenced our BeyondZero journey in 2007, our performance can always be better. It is imperative that through our common vision and purpose, we continue to improve together.

  • 2100

    active Positive Mental Health Champions trained to support the mental wellbeing of our employees (FY23)

  • 0.18

    total recordable incident rate in FY22

“We believe our enduring commitment to BeyondZero and our culture of caring will make our people and communities safer and healthier, and this is fundamental to our success.”

Steve Demetriou

Steve Demetriou

Jacobs Executive Chair

Our approach to BeyondZero

We tackle all types of harm at work. This includes continuing our focus on acute harm associated with high risk activities, while ensuring we are managing wider health risks, including mental health.

We also focus on achieving better outcomes for our supply partners, especially in industries of greater risk such as construction, work in lesser industrialized nations, or those who are more likely to be engaged in temporary, geographically remote or precarious employment.

As the future of work becomes a reality and global challenges to our security, wellbeing and ability to operate evolve, we remain focused on managing HSE and security risks effectively and leveraging our culture of caring to deliver the best outcomes for our people, the environment, our company, clients, the community and our partners.

In 2020, we continued to demonstrate safety excellence with another year of zero employee fatalities at work, a 25% reduction in employee recordable incidents and a total recordable incident rate1 of 0.17, compared to the North American Industry Classification System’s most recently reported2 aggregate rate of 0.60. But our journey is far from over.

In late 2020, we shared our new strategy BeyondZero: To 2025 and Beyond. This strategy provides the principles that will drive ambitious, sustained and system-wide improvements in our HSE, security and resilience, and deliver better outcomes for our people, our partners and the environment. 


de5ign provides a consistent approach and a common language to the management of the design process, across our global operations, by applying five behaviors which create sustainable design excellence.

Find out more about de5ign


BeyondZero Cover HQ

BeyondZero strategy (online edition)

BeyondZero strategy (PDF, 8 MB)

BeyondZero strategy summary (PDF, 2 MB)


Jacobs Global Environmental Management Commitment Statement

Commitment Statement (PDF, 98 KB)


Jacobs EHS Operational Excellence Consulting Services

Capability statement (605 KB)


2020 Integrated Annual Report

BeyondZero Performance

Jacobs' Climate Action Plan

Our environmental capabilities

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