Operational excellence and sustainability is the focus of our Manufacturing Excellence programme, which aims to boost efficiency across the business

The Manufacturing Excellence programme has seen people at our sites around the world, such as Panki in India, improve operational efficiency
The Manufacturing Excellence programme has seen people at our sites around the world, such as Panki in India, improve operational efficiency

We developed the Manufacturing Excellence programme in 2012 to develop our people, identify new technologies to improve manufacturing and increase operational efficiency. Today operational excellence and sustainability is one of the nine building blocks of our 3C Strategy.

The programme includes a voluntary assessment developed to recognise individual sites for their progressive implementation of continuous improvement methods. It starts with Silver then moves up to Gold and Platinum.

Manufacturing provides work for more than 50% of our people and is the way we bring our science to life

In 2015 we were pleased to announce that five more of our sites across the USA, UK, Mexico and Macedonia achieved Silver efficiency status.

In April 2016 our autocatalyst manufacturing plant in Macedonia became the first Johnson Matthey site to achieve gold status, closely followed by Smithfield in the US in 2017.

Before receiving an award each site goes through a rigorous assessment whereby their overall performance is measured against the financial impact to decide which standard, if any, has been reached.

Manufacturing – how we bring science to life

Manufacturing is a major part of our business, providing work for more than 50% of our people, and it is the way we bring our science to life. Improving our performance in this area can therefore create significant value for our business.

Our focus on improvements, such as those delivered through Manufacturing Excellence, are helping us adapt to new and changing markets. By expanding the programme further this long term investment across the group is set to bring many more benefits in the future.

Sustainable technologies

Discover the sustainability benefits of the products we manufacture.