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ITW has been on a socially responsible journey for some time, making encouraging progress in a number of areas since publishing our first corporate social responsibility (CSR) report in 2010. We are now focused on a more holistic CSR vision and strategic framework, which is consistent with our core values and decentralized, entrepreneurial culture and will be operationalized at the division level.

Our CSR strategy is built around four key elements: Our Governance & Ethics, Our People, Our Communities and Our Environment. To support each of these elements, we have developed the following goal statements:

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Our Governance & Ethics

  • Supported by unwavering management commitment and engaged Board oversight, we will operate our business with a demonstrated commitment to the highest level of ethical conduct, everywhere in the company and every day.
  • This commitment is reinforced by strong policies and practices related to fair, ethical and honest business dealings, robust governance, and compliance with applicable laws, while demonstrating respect for human rights at ITW and throughout our supply chain.

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Our People

  • We strive every day to foster a proactive safety culture through the execution of our Enterprise Safety Strategy, which is based on a philosophy that every accident is preventable and with a shared goal of zero accidents.
  • As a global employer, we commit to providing market competitive compensation and benefits, maintaining fair labor practices, and ensuring a work environment that reflects our core values and culture everywhere we operate.
  • We believe that we are at our best when we bring together unique perspectives, experiences and ideas. We strive to create diverse and inclusive workplaces where all of our ITW colleagues can perform to their full potential.
  • We support our colleagues’ professional development and long-term career growth and invest in these activities. We recognize and reward colleagues who perform well, have a strong preference for promoting our internal talent, and celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit of our ITW colleagues.
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Our Communities

  • Recognizing the importance of our responsibility beyond our business operations, we encourage and support our colleagues globally in their efforts to make positive contributions, through financial gifts and volunteerism, to the communities where they work and live.
  • In addition, as a company we are committed to supporting programs and initiatives to improve access to a high-quality education and workforce/career preparation for youth in under-served communities, both in our headquarters region of greater Chicago and around the world.
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Our Environment

We are committed to operating our business in a way that demonstrates our dedication to global environmental sustainability. This commitment is reflected in the following priorities:

  • Improving our environmental performance on an ongoing basis;
  • Working with suppliers who operate with similar dedication to global environmental sustainability; and
  • Partnering with our customers in innovating solutions that address their needs for environmentally responsible products.