Corporate Responsibility Report

Smart, Safe, and Sustainable Manufacturing

Our Corporate Responsibility Report highlights our efforts to support smart, safe, and sustainable manufacturing around the world. Sustainability has truly evolved from social expectation to economic imperative. We believe that meeting these sustainability challenges goes hand in hand with improving manufacturing efficiency and productivity.

"We do it because our mission is to improve the quality of life by making the world more productive and sustainable. We do it because it’s the right thing to do- acting with integrity, ethics, and respect for each other and the environment. Corporate responsibility and sustainability are imperatives to grow our company the right way." — Blake Moret, Chairman and CEO

Social Responsibility and Sustainability


Environmental Performance

Our mission to improve the quality of life by making the world more productive and sustainable starts with us and the actions we take every day. Leading indices and organizations continued to recognize us as a sustainability leader. Recognition that we have earned includes:

  • Named to Dow Jones Sustainability North American Index for the seventh time
  • Listed on FTSE4Good Index of Companies for more than a decade
  • Listed among the 30 top companies in the U.S. in Newsweek Green Rankings
    • Our energy intensity is down 27% from our 2008 baseline, progressing toward our 30% reduction goal
    • Met goal of using less water in current year than the year before
    • In 2017, we deferred 84% of waste from landfills, exceeding our annual 80% goal
    • Number of locations certified to ISO 14001 environmental management system: 23
    • Earned Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council Green Masters Certification


Engaged employees deliver better outcomes for our company and for our customers. Through our employee engagement we:

  • One of only three companies to win the Catalyst Award
  • Earned a perfect score of 100% on the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index for the sixth consecutive year
  • Ranked as one of the Top 100 most Attractive Employers in China


As the leading provider of industrial safety automation in the world, we help manufacturers achieve safe, sustainable and productive operations. Our recognition for safety includes:

  • Global safety performance, as measured by Recordable Case Rate (0.35), remained best in class in 2017 when compared to the average private industry rate and average rate for electronic manufacturing peers
  • Number of locations certified OHSAS 18001, occupational health and safety standard: 15
  • Winner: Singapore Ministry of Manpower’s Workplace Safety and Health Council’s Excellence Award


Our culture of integrity is built on the small decisions that our employees make every day. Those choices to do the right thing are why we:

  • Are continuously named as one of the "World's Most Ethical Companies" by Ethisphere Institute for the tenth time
  • Consider our Integrity Value as a key differentiator in how we do business
  • Attribute our commitment to ethics as one of the reasons we have been a respected business leader for over a century

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