TenSquared is a program that helps teams of workers and managers find innovative solutions to health and safety challenges in the workplace. The program encourages participating teams to move past existing power dynamics, and helps them translate their shared interests into bold action in a mere 100 days.

TenSquared was designed to respond to distressing statistics collected from workplaces around the world. Every 15 seconds, a worker dies as a result of a work-related accident, and 153 others are injured while performing their professional duties (ILO). The lack of proper occupational health and safety practices has a vast human and economic impact.

Created by SAI and the Rapid Results Institute in partnership with The Walt Disney Company, TenSquared has generated extraordinary results around the world. It continues to lead the way in innovative capacity building on social compliance around the world.

Impact and Results

TenSquared has so far directly benefited more than 38,000 workers in over 40 companies and 15 industries in Brazil, China and Turkey. 93% of all TenSquared teams achieved their goal within 100 days, many surpassing their original targets. Some examples of the program's impact include:
  • A change in assembly line processes helped prevent worker injuries and now saves a Brazilian company USD120,000 each year.
  • A Chinese factory reduced its evacuation time from 12 to 3 minutes.
  • A Turkish team reduced the occurrence of limb trauma accidents by half.
  • A Brazilian company decreased employee absenteeism by 60%, increasing productivity by 12% during peak season.
  • Employees’ direct skin contact with hazardous chemicals was fully eliminated in a Chinese factory.

For more information, visit the TenSquared website or contact Senior Program Manager Stephanie Wilson at SWilson@sa-intl.org.