The safety and well-being of our colleagues has been, and always will be, our top priority. True to our decentralized culture, our approach to safety is driven at the division level and is built around our shared goal of zero accidents. Through our proactive approach and safety framework, we continue to make improvements in our safety performance and progress toward this goal. In 2019, over 77 percent of our divisions achieved zero accidents in any single quarter, and approximately 40 percent of our businesses achieved zero accidents for a full year or more.
In our decentralized, entrepreneurial culture, our colleagues are encouraged to contribute in an environment that empowers them to think and act like owners. Our talented colleagues are compensated competitively and receive substantive personal learning and career development opportunities.
We are at our best when we bring together unique perspectives, experience and ideas, and actively build diverse teams and inclusive work environments across our global divisions. This environment reinforces ITW’s core values, and provides our colleagues with significant autonomy and responsibility to develop innovative solutions for our customers and achieve best-in-class results for our company.