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UNITED NATION SDG’S

WE SUPPORT THE UNITED NATIONS 2030 AGENDA FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT. AS PART OF OUR 2025 HIGHER STANDARD STRATEGY, WE INTEGRATE SUSTAINABILITY CONSIDERATIONS INTO OUR OPERATIONS, PRODUCT, AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT INITIATIVES, AND ALIGN OUR EFFORTS TO THE UN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (SDGS). WE CONTRIBUTE TO THE UN SDGS BY:
2025 Goal or Initiative UN SDG
2025 Strategy – Customer Focus
Continuing to invest approximately 2% of our revenue in research and development (R&D), including investments in new solutions and engineering expertise to support the infrastructure and energy end markets. For example, automated 3D plasma and welding solutions for structural steel fabrication, our Hyperfill solution for more efficient production of earth-moving/ construction equipment, and our Long Stick Out (LSO) solution for wind turbine fabrication. ...
2025 Strategy – Solutions & Value
Maintain a leading new product Vitality Index score, which is a measure of our innovation and commercial success (calculated as the percentage of annual sales from new products launched within the last five years). In 2021, our Vitality Index was 33% for total sales and 57% for equipment. ...
2025 Strategy – Employee Development & Engagement
Working towards greater gender parity and ethnic diversity in our workforce. As of 2021, 21% of our global workforce identifies as female, and three of our 10 Board directors are women.
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Introducing career development opportunities by offering an industry-leading tuition reimbursement program with a new $125,000 student loan forgiveness option (US only).
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Continuing to contribute to the $35+ million donated by the Lincoln Foundation in grants and scholarships that support programs that work to alleviate poverty and illness, promote education, provide health and human services, and bring cultural vibrancy to our communities.
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2025 Strategy – Operational Excellence
Prioritizing the health and safety of our workforce and communities by reaching a 52% reduction in safety incidents by 2025 (vs. 2018 baseline). ...
Reducing water consumption across our operations by 14% by 2025 (vs. 2018 baseline). ...
Making significant waste reductions across our operations and achieving a recycling rate of 80% and a landfill avoidance rate of 97% by 2025. ...
Reducing our greenhouse gas emissions by 10% by 2025 (vs. 2018 baseline). ...
Reducing our energy intensity by 16% by 2025 (vs. 2018 baseline). ...