The Spirit of Ownership
Our unique, employee-owned (ESOP) culture instills a sense of pride throughout our workforce. The ESOP creates a retirement savings vehicle that closes the gap in wealth disparity for our U.S. employee-owners, driving commitment from our employee-owners to our stakeholders and our communities. Similarly, we employ an autonomous decision-making structure across our four diverse businesses. Guided by our core values of integrity, respect for people, and social responsibility, each of our businesses is empowered to operate in a manner which brings them success.
We have employed an internal environmental program for over 25 years, including a chemical risk reduction program first developed in 2002. In 2022, we launched a program to measure greenhouse gas emissions across our businesses, and we will continue to lead our industries in process innovation to minimize our environmental impact. Plus, we are aligned with customer and industry trends toward electrification and sustainable products. We invest in new product development that not only enhances performance but limits the carbon footprint of the end users.