Inclusion and diversity are strategic priorities, and we continue to make progress in our goal of having more diverse representation in our board and executive leadership as well as within our overall workforce. Minority and female representation on our board has consistently exceeded that of our peers in the Fortune 500. Women continue to assume senior leadership roles, now making up one-third of our Executive Committee, compared with 20 percent four years ago. During the same time frame, representation of U.S. minority nonproduction employees and managers has risen to be at or near industry averages.
Safety is integrated into our day-to-day business operations. While our recordable incident rate increased to 0.82 from 0.60 a year ago, since the beginning of our goal period, it has been consistently less than 1.0, a benchmark we consider to be world-class, and well below industry averages of 3.5.
For us, employee well-being starts with promoting a sense of belonging, ensuring different perspectives are represented and maintaining a safe work environment. These are the cornerstones of an engaged workforce that’s focused on growing our business profitably, sustainably and responsibly.