The purpose of this statement is to provide the framework for driving our goal setting, management and documentation of progress in all facets of sustainability — social, environmental and economic.
Our commitment to sustainability is guided by the principles conveyed in The High Philosophy.
The High Philosophy
Every company dreams its dreams and sets its standards.
These are ours . . .
We are committed to two great tasks:
1. Building Trustworthy Relationships.
· Valuing our customers and meeting their needs.
· Respecting the dignity of all co-workers and their families.
· Energizing our teamwork with participative management.
· Recognizing and rewarding the accomplishments of our co-workers.
· Strengthening our partnership with suppliers.
· Contributing to a world of beauty and prosperity and peace.
2. Being Innovative Leaders.
· Creating an environment for innovation since 1931.
· “Right the first time” - High quality products and services.
· Investing profits to secure our future.
“We Give Good Measure”
Sustainability means taking a holistic approach to the social, environmental and economic aspects of business and being responsible stewards of valuable resources. It also means helping customers accomplish their own similar goals. Our commitment comes to life through a process of planning, defined actions, measuring progress and continuous improvement.
Areas of Focus
To be one of the best places to work in the communities in which we do business.
To be each other’s keeper in assuring a safe work environment.
To encourage co-workers to serve within their communities.
To align with our core value of being an exemplary corporate citizen.
To improve the condition of the environment, where possible, and continuously work to minimize our effect on it.
To offer products and services that help customers and partners meet their sustainability goals.
Purpose through Service and Success
To provide valuable partnership and innovative, high-quality products and services that exceed the expectations of our customers and drive our success.
Through our achievements within this framework, we succeed as an organization with greater purpose for our people, our community and our world.